The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Advance Care Planning


Advance Care Planning

University of North Texas Health Science Center
Cohen L., Diver T., Harty B., Dart L., Heffernan J., Knebl J., Marquez-Hall S., Reuter K., Janet Lieto
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
Date Posted: 
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
CME available CME credits available

The Advance Care Planning Module uses a team approach to reduce errors and improve the quality of health care for older adults. This interdisciplinary formative assessment tool for Elder Safety can be utilized by fourth-year medical students, residents in training and practicing physicians. Learners will take a pre-test, review learning objectives, exemplar and video demonstrations, have access to reference materials and links to websites for Advance Care Planning. Content experts share their professional experience on the sensitive topic of addressing patient goals of care in preparation for death and dying.  Information on Advance Directives, legal considerations, clinician resources, cultural and gender differences, patient competency and capacity concerns are presented in a straight forward way to aid the medical professional in their ability to facilitate end-of-life care.  

Educational objectives: 

1. Healthcare professionals working with the 65 years and older population will develop knowledge and skills needed to formulate a health policy and educate patients about an Advance Care Plan.

2. Healthcare professionals working with the 65 year and older population will gain an advanced understanding of the options available to patients when planning end-of-life care.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

To access the material, go to the Learning Center at to access the Elder Safety Modules:

  • Select your learning activity (Advance Care Plan) and add it to your cart.
  • In the cart, click Proceed to Checkout. This will prompt you to either create a new account or login to your existing one.
  • Create your free account by entering the required information.
  • Once completed you will be directed back to the catalog to complete your course registration.
  • There is No Charge for viewing the Advance Care Plan Module.
Learning resource types: 
Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour 30 minutes
Resident Level Competencies: 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
Yes, I (we) have conflict of interest to disclose.
Conflict Description: 
This project was funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Sandra Marquez Hall

Suggested Citation:
Advance Care Planning. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: