EthicsLab Essentials Traction – Innovative Practices Honoring Patient Wishes

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Health care professionals, patients and family members could all agree that patient wishes about their care are important and need to be respected. Why then, nationally, do only 30 percent of adults have an advance directive that documents those wishes? Given that statistic, how could the town of La Crosse, Wisconsin, achieve the surprising goal that 96% of people who die there have an advance directive or similar documentation…such a difference from the national average? Some wonder how to begin such a conversation while others ask what the best systems to put in place are? Yes, there are better tools, practices and systems that can help us.

After registration, participants pursuing CME credit must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: review and acknowledge the EthicsLab Essentials Disclaimer and complete pre-test to evaluate participant knowledge before listening to the podcast episode
  • Step 2: listen to the EthicsLab Essentials podcast episode
  • Step 3: complete post test to evaluate participant knowledge gained after listening to the podcast episode
  • Step 4: complete evaluation

Once all steps have been successfully completed, participants are issued a PDF certificate that can be printed or saved electronically for submission to accreditation boards.

This educational activity targets the entire interprofessional team.