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The Basics of Advance Care Planning—What It Is, Why It’s Helpful, & How to Ensure It Matters – Session 1 of 3
September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Series Title: “Control Your Future!”: The Promise and Practice of Advance Care Planning
Series Description: Only about one-third of Americans complete living wills, durable power of attorney for healthcare forms, Psychiatric Advance Directives, or other types of Advance Care Planning to document their wishes for which treatments they are willing to undergo in the event they become incapacitated. Even when they have living wills, those documents may not be implemented in an emergency because they aren’t readily available. In this three-part series, primary care and behavioral health providers will learn behavioral strategies for engaging even reluctant patients in Advance Care Planning and uploading the resulting documents to the health information exchange through CRISP DC’s AD Vault. Case illustrations will be used throughout. Providers will be invited to reflect upon and address their own discomfort with Advance Care Planning.
Description: This interactive webinar will cover several key topics: clarifying the purpose and processes of Advance Care Planning; its importance for patient self-determination and reducing healthcare costs; providers’ roles as trusted guides in engaging patients in planning; and technological solutions for ensuring Advance Directives are widely downloadable when most needed. CRISP DC’s AD Vault will be introduced. Case illustrations will be used throughout.
- Define advance care planning and advance directives
- Outline patient- and provider-level barriers to ACP
- List four specific roles each for physical health and mental health providers for conducting ACP
- Describe CRIPS DC’s MyDirectives initiative to enable advance directives to be uploaded to and downloaded from a Health Information Exchange
Content Level: Foundational
Target Audience: Primary Care and BH/SUD providers and their care teams.
Course Interaction & System Requirements: This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.
Course Completion & CE Requirements:
Health Management Associates, #1780, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Health Management Associates maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.
To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. To verify your attendance, please be sure to log in from an individual account and link your participant ID to your audio.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. This session is approved by AAFP for up to 1.0 AMA Level 1.0 CME credit.
Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10-12 business days of course completion.
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