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Advance Directives


Overview & Objectives

Advance directives are recommended for everyone over the age of 18, but they are required by law to be addressed with hospice patients upon admission. This module covers the benefits and explains the basics of advance directives. It includes a general overview of advance directives: living wills, healthcare surrogates, CPR, DNR, DNI, and artificial nutrition and hydration. It also includes a section on the “Five Wishes” which is a national advance directive. The learning objectives for this module include:

  • Discuss the purpose of advance directives
  • List specific advance directives
  • Review advance directives in hospice
  • Define the “Five Wishes”
  • Discuss the importance and benefits of advance directives


  • Learning Module
  • Group Exercise: Advance Directives Recall
  • Test Questions
  • Instructor Answer Key
  • Attendance Sheet
  • Evaluation Form
  • Certificate of Attendance