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1

What is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is about having the conversation, completing the documents, advocating for others

2

What is illness trajectory?

Illness-subjective perception by a patient of an objectively defined disease

Trajectory- the path that a moving object follows through space as a function of time

Illness trajectory- course of a patients experience of a disease through a given period of time

3

What are the types advance directives? (3)

Living will-states what you do and dont want for medical tx at the end of life, general instructions for FUTURE treatment

Durable healthcare power of attorney (DPOA)-documents WHO makes the medical decisions about your healthcare. This person is authorized to speak only if you can't. Appoints decision maker

Provider order for life sustaining treatment (POLST)- this is a medical order that can be signed by the decision maker, serves as a DNR order. These are orders for CURRENT treatment and are changeable.

They document healthcare decisions!

4

What is PIE?

Person in their environment

...I'm not exactly sure how to apply this, but one of the "talking points" was to remember this.

5

Are lawyers needed for health care power of attorney documents? Do they expire?

Nope
-But not all documents are legally valid in every state, and sometimes a notary may be required.

Does not expire and can be updated as needed