What Future and Current Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Advance Care Planning
Designed for future and current nurses, future and current health care providers, and other health professionals that will be or are talking to patients. Although patient-centered care has become increasingly important, research shows that medical treatments ordered at patients’ end-of-life are often not concordant with their expressed preferences. Research also shows that many patients are enrolled too late in hospice care to receive all of its benefits. In this course, you will learn why many patients (and their families) avoid doing advance care planning; factors related to patient readiness to have discussions with their health care providers; the definition of advance care planning; the different types of advance directive documents, including the difference between a DNR-CC and a DNR-CC-Arrest; what patients should do with their completed advance directive documents; the advantages of helping patients do advance care planning now; and how to initiate that important discussion with patients. This course is available for $24.99.