End-of-Life Care Series (Module 3)
End-of-Life Module 3: Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is important for all patients. Physicians have an ethical obligation to help patients consider their wishes about care at the end of life, including which life-sustaining treatments they are likely to want if they become severely ill and unable to speak for themselves.
In this module, we describe advance directives in detail and explore case-based scenarios involving the decision-making process at the end-of-life.
- Explain the components of advance care planning.
- Integrate advance care planning discussions for all patients into usual care.
- Explain the options for surrogate decision-making for those without decision-making capacity.
Jolion McGreevy, M.D., M.B.E., M.P.H.
Department of Emergency Medicine Boston Medical Center
Winnie Suen, M.D.
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
Boston Medical Center Michael A. Grodin, M.D.
Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study, including 1.00 credit in end-of-life care.
MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
Allergy and Immunology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry & Neurology
National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistant may claim 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.
A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This course is offered through the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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