Purpose: To present health care professionals with a comprehensive understanding of advance directives. The medical community must know the various types of advance directives in order to assist patients with their legal right to make their own decisions concerning their care. Objectives: 1. Identify the various types of advance directives. 2.Explain the types of treatment available when executing advance directives.3.Discuss the responsibilities of health care workers concerning advance directives. 4. Recognize potential barriers to advance directives.5.Distinguish the impact and importance of advance directives. Continuing Education Credits: 0.75 clock hours - National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). 0.75 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 0.75 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 0.75 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 0 contact hours for Social Work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 0 contact hours for Occupational Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 224.000164; 0 CE hours for long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.
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