Help Your Patients Plan for End-of-Life Care

Join a March 5 live webcast to learn how to talk to your patients about death or incapacity and help them plan for the end of life.

The U.S. population aged 65 and older has more than tripled over the past century. One in four Americans aged 75 and older say they have not given very much or any thought to their end-of-life wishes.

Personal preferences for medical treatment differ by age, race, religion, and even level of education. Physicians need to know how to discuss planning for end of life with their patients so they can best coordinate care in a way that honors the patient's wishes. Advance care planning is especially important if a patient does not want aggressive treatment.

As caregivers, physicians also need to consider what would happen to their patients if the physician becomes incapacitated or dies unexpectedly. Planning for the unexpected is a necessary step in providing care for patients.

On March 5, from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm, TMA will broadcast a live webcast of the Travis County Medical Society event Planning for Death or Incapacity: The Physician's Dual Role. This program will prepare you to: 

  • Discuss the sensitive issues of incapacity and end-of-life care with patients;
  • Prepare patients to decide on a proactive plan for incapacity and end-of-life care; and
  • Compose a proactive plan for your own incapacity and end-of-life care so that in the event of death or incapacity, your medical practice can continue to function and current patients will receive uninterrupted medical care. 

Register today, and join us for this important live event.

Action, March 2, 2015

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