Ethics Webinar – Thursday 7 November 2019
Our next webinar on Advance Directives (AD) in and before ICU will be broadcast on Thursday 7 November at 16.00 hrs CET.
Advanced Directives (AD) or Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an important part of healthcare decision-making. It allows patients to express their wishes regarding their medical care choices and to determine who will make such decisions when they are unable to.
Often, patients admitted to the ICU are unable to make medical decisions themselves and there is a need to initiate goals of care discussion in patients at risk as early as possible, to be prepared if this arises.
Advance care planning establishes individualised healthcare and potentially increases patient satisfaction. In the critically ill population, timely goals of care discussion will provide a more personalised treatment as to the level of care desired and prevent unwanted medical treatment.
Patients can actively designate a surrogate decision-maker. Furthermore, ACP stimulates end-of life discussions between patients, families and caregivers, and provides documentation of what outcome scenarios are acceptable to the patient.
In this hour-long webinar, we will discuss ACP and the example of a local ACP intervention in Gelderse Vallei Hospital, Ede (The Netherlands).
The webinar will be presented by Dr Dave TJAN, Intensivist & Medical Manager of Acute Care, Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei, Ede, The Netherlands. He will be joined by Moderator, Dr Victoria METAXA, Consultant in Critical Care and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Critical Care, Clinical Lead for Critical Care Outreach Service, King’s College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Participation is free of charge and open to members and non-members.
For more information and to register click here.