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Advance Care Planning for the Geriatric Patient


Advance Care Planning for the Geriatric Patient

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Katrina Cannon, MPH
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
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In this presentation, Dr. Cannon will explain the benefits of advance care planning. She will discuss barriers to advance directives, end-of-life issues, the limitations of documentation, and the importance of communication. Dr. Cannon will also identify key tools and techniques that facilitate advance care planning.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Understand Advance Directives in Iowa.
  2. Recognize barriers to Advance Directives.
  3. Recognize limitations of documentation and importance of communication.
  4. Identify resources to facilitate Advance Care Planning.
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This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour.

GeriaFlix presentations are available online. For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to

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Katrina Cannon. Advance Care Planning for the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: