Advance Planning for Independence and Autonomy

Originally presented on February 15, 2018

David P. Hoffman, DPS, CCE
Director, Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s Disease
Division of Long Term Care
New York State Department of Health
Office of Health Insurance Programs

In spite of demonstrated benefit, the number of people utilizing advance planning continues to be limited. This contributes to patient stress, emergency department visits and hospitalizations that could otherwise be avoided, premature institutional placement, overuse of healthcare services, lack of respect for patient wishes, preventable caregiver stress and increased risk of multiple chronic conditions. This session will describe history, background, and available tools and resources to support preplanning of healthcare and life decisions. This webcast will cover clinical community linkages, tools for use in primary and specialty care, messaging for public health, emergency departments and hospital strategies, and values related to stress reduction and respect for persons needs and quality of life.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the history, background and available tools and resources to support preplanning of healthcare and life decisions.

Learning Objectives
After viewing the webcast participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between advanced planning and advanced directives;
  • List three benefits of advanced planning; and
  • Describe two examples of initiatives to change the approach to advance planning.

Intended Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, local health department and community health workers, social workers and others that work with families and patients on advance planning.

To Obtain Continuing Education Credits: 
Each participant interested in CE credits must complete an evaluation and post-test, which is available above under "Evaluation, Post-test & Credits". A score of 80% and above on the post-test will generate a certificate indicating the requested credits.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until February 28, 2021.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2021.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until February 28, 2021. 

Social Work

University at Albany, School of Social Welfare, Social Work Continuing Education Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers - #0011

This offering is approved for 1 social work self-study continuing education hour.

Social Work continuing education hours are offered until December 31, 2020.