Advance directives training includes the following information and can be viewed by clicking on each part.
Advanced Directives Overview (pdf)
Advance directive training
Welcome - Karen Winkowski, administrator, Harford County Office on Aging
Speaker: April C. Ishak, Esq., Stark & Keenan, PA
Part 1: Advance directive overview
Accommodating patient preferences while avoiding pitfalls
- What is an advance directive?
- Examples of advance directives
- Requirements for a written advance directive
- Requirements for an oral advance directive
Part 2: How does an advance directive work?
- Out-of-state advance directives
- When does an advance directive become effective?
- Where does an advance directive terminate?
- Who should have an advance directive?
- Who should have a copy of the advance directive?
Part 3: Advance directive options
- Living wills
- Terminal condition
- Persistent vegetative state
- End-stage condition
- Three options for each condition
- Goal of advance directive and living will
- Healthcare agent’s authority
- What happens if a patient has no advance directive?
Part 4: Other considerations
- Potential conflicts
- Pre-existing disability
- Medically ineffective treatment
- How do DNR (do not resuscitate) and MOLST (medical order for life sustaining treatment) forms affect advance directives?
- Resolving conflicts and avoiding problems
- Questions and answers