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End-of-Life Care: From Living Wills to POLST to MOELI


Richard Stuart, DSW, ABPP

Medical Staff-Psychology at Swedish-Edmonds Hospital
Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

School of Medicine
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify skills needed for health professionals to think critically of End-of-Life care and help patients make informed choices
  • Develop skills in assessing a patient’s capacity to make informed decisions
  • Develop skills needed to help patients create living wills and surrogates to honor them

[From the Spring 2018 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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