249616 Advance Directives

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:12 PM

Craig M. Klugman, PhD , Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Bo Wich , Multimedia Services, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Our entry is a 16 minute long teaching film about the values of advance care planning. While most notions of planning for the end-of-life focus on more senior populations, this film looks at such preparations from the perspective of two students who must decide whether they want to complete an advance directive. After a fateful date, their families have struggle with making health care decisions for their injured loved ones. The film shows the two families in contrast, one with the guidance of advance directive documents and one without. Although a fictionalized account, the situation is a composite of many real circumstances and provides useful information about advance directives and end-of-life planning to assist health care professionals in having these conversations with their patients and clients.

Learning Areas:
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
1. Analyze the ethical issues and values inherent in end-of-life care planning. 2. Explain appropriate measures to take in advance care planning

Keywords: Ethics Training, Humanism

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the producer on this movie, involved with procuring funding, creating the idea, editing the script, assisting with the shooting, editing, and final presentations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.