Legal Advisor: Advance Directives Course
Advance directives can be a difficult topic because they deal with end-of-life and other serious medical situations. However, advance directives are valuable to patients and health care providers alike because they minimize conflict between family and health care providers by clarifying and respecting patients' wishes.
- Define which Advance Directives documents are governed by Massachusetts law.
- Contrast the limitations and scope of authority of a patient's appointed health care agent.
- Identify the components of a health care proxy.
- Determine who has the authority to represent the patient's wishes using different case scenarios.
MMS Member Physicians: $12
Nonmember Physicians: $22
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60
CME Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, risk management study
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.