This is a course for care professionals that covers the purpose of advance directives and the two main types: living wills and medical durable power of attorney. The course also addresses the relationship between Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) orders and advance directives, while giving tips on how to support clients’ end-of-life wishes.
Discuss the purpose of an advance directive.
Differentiate between a living will and a medical durable power of attorney.
Describe what it means to have decision-making capacity.
Discuss how a DNR order relates to advance directives.
Recognize three ways you can support your clients’ advance directives.