Advance Care Planning and Texas Directives: More than Document Completion

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 1.20
    • TSBSWE: 0.10
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 12, 2016
  • Expires: Sep 12, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Kendra J.  Belfi Kendra J. Belfi, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

This presentation will review the importance of advance healthcare planning and of the discussions needed prior to completing directives. It will also include a brief overview of the main documents currently in use to document advance healthcare plans in Texas.

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Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and social workers.

Objectives

• Discuss the Institute of Medicine concept of life cycle Advance Care Planning (ACP);
• Describe the importance of beginning ACP discussions with exploring goals of care;
• Demonstrate the importance of asking patients the "living well" question; and
• Summarize the main documents used in Texas for advance care planning

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 0.10 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has determined that this CME activity provides hours towards the Texas State Board of Medical Examiner's standard, annual ethics/professional responsibility requirement.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Belfi has nothing to disclose.  The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgment

 This activity is provided by the University of North Texas Health Science Center in collaboration with UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics and WE HAIL.