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Advance Directives & Health Care Decision Making
Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM EDT
Category: Workshop

(75-minute webinar – available live or on-demand)
Tuesday, July 23, 2024
3:00 - 4:15 PM Eastern

Are you comfortable broaching the subject of advance directives and final health care decisions? Are you skilled at navigating related conversations? Mismanaging this crucial element of end-of-life care can negatively affect patients and their families. This webinar will help you finesse the intricacies of these issues by providing solid information and take-away tools.


  • Understand the critical importance of advance directives
  • Explain components of decisional capacity
  • Distinguish between various classes of decision-makers
  • Determine the appropriate decision-maker for patients who have not designated one
  • Assist patients and families with advance care planning

WEBINAR DETAILS:  Having the knowledge and skill to facilitate thorough, effective conversations around advance directives is absolutely essential for those working in home health and hospice. Every patient-facing staff member needs to understand the components of advance care planning and know how to skillfully and respectfully navigate conversations with patients and families. Failing to do so inevitably impacts the patient and family experience in profoundly negative ways and can even create serious regulatory issues for your organization. This informative webinar will help you sort through the complexities and provide the information needed to assist patients and families with these important care choices.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  This session will benefit all healthcare employees who interact with patients and families, including liaisons, admissions nurses, admissions social workers, chaplains, team managers, team nurses, team social workers, physicians, and APRNs.


  • Quick reference tool providing definitions of all elements of advance directives and their requirements
  • Tip sheet for advance care planning discussions
  • Training log
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions


Understanding Decisional Capacity in End-of-Life Care originally presented on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

NOTE: All materials are subject to copyright. Transmission, retransmission, or republishing of any webinar to other agencies or those not employed by your agency is prohibited. Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.

MEET THE PRESENTER:  Reverend Jim Andrews

Reverend Jim Andrews currently serves as the Director of Spiritual Care and Chair of the Bioethics Committee for Empath Health Hospice Division. He is in his 26th year with Empath Health, initially serving in the education department then as a chaplain for many years before assuming his current role ten years ago. Jim holds a bachelor’s in Human Development and Counseling Psychology and a master’s in Religious Studies. He is ordained with the Federation of Christian Ministries and is an Advance Practice Board Certified Chaplain (APBCC) with the Spiritual Care Association, a board-certified Healthcare Ethics Consultant through the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (HEC-C), and a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

REGISTRATION FEE:     Member $159          Non-member $229

There are no cancellations or refunds.

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