Most folks have a general understanding that advanced directives are legal documents through which they can specify what health-related actions should be taken on their behalf if illness or incapacity renders them unable to make decisions for themselves. While the general concept is known, there is widespread misunderstanding about their use in today’s patient/physician interactions. We welcome Brittany Burgher of Vitas Healthcare who will share her insight into the meaning and types of Advance Directives and provide guidance and resources for their use. Brittany serves as Regional Director of Admissions for Vitas Healthcare, where she specializes in the development of admission nurses to help better determine hospice eligibility in terminally ill patients. She is a Registered Nurse/Paramedic, with a Clinical background in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Hospice & Palliative care.
Note: This session will be offered as a webinar in partnership with VITAS Healthcare, and will be recorded and subsequently available for on-demand viewing via the Foundation website’s “Videos” page.
To register for the event, please contact the Foundation office at 888-750-2622 or via email at info@AmacFoundation.org.
We’ll “see” you there!