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 welcomed Brittany Burgher of Vitas Healthcare on 9/22/2021 who shared her insight into the meaning and types of Advance Directives. She provided guidance and resources for their use, and shared ow the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced opinions and thoughts on this important subject.

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 was offered as a webinar in partnership with VITAS Healthcare.