An Introduction to Advance Directives
This online cme course will help Physicians become more familiar with advance directives, and their responsibilities in ensuring that a patient's wishes are respected. Case studies are utilized to demonstrate different scenarios and the role and responsibilities of the healthcare provider for each situation.
This content is based on a quarterly newsletter issued by the Massachusetts Medical Society and Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, LLP, as an information source for Legal Advisory Plan members. Nothing herein should be construed as legal advice or legal opinions regarding specific situations. Consult legal counsel for application of laws and regulations in any individual case before taking any action or making any decisions.
After reading this material, a participant will be familiar with:
- Compare and contrast the different types of advance directives.
- Describe the requirements of a health care proxy.
- Restate the use of a MOLST form in treating an ill patient.
- Review the responsibilities and obligations of a physician in relation to advance directives.
Matthew Mortensen,Content Contributor
Caroline Carregal, Director, MMS Continuing Education and Certification
Kathleen Bellisle, Manager of MMS Distance Learning
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management credit, including 1.0 credit in end-of-life care.
A score of 70% or higher is required to receive
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Start: October 31, 2016
End: October 31, 2017
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