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Advance Directives: Documenting What Your Patient Wants

February 18

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2.18.20 PowerPoint

Advance Directives: Documenting What Your Patient Wants

Presented By: Amberly Burger

Palliative Care/ Supportive Care

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand Advanced Directive Uses
  • Become familiar with hierarchy for decision making
  • Review CPR Outcomes


Amberly L. Burger, MD is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative care. She currently serves as Medical Director of Palliative Care Services and as the Chairperson of the Ethics Committee at Elkhart General Hospital. She previously served as Medical Director of Palliative Care Services at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and as Medical Director of Hospice Services at the Center for Hospice Care in South Bend.

She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin and her palliative care fellowship at the Ohio State University Medical Center.

A member of the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Care, Dr. Burger has a special interest in alleviating suffering through her knowledge of chronic disease and pharmacology.

Accreditation Statement: The Beacon Health System is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: Beacon Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure: Physician(s) and all planners associated with this activity do not have any potential conflict of interest.

Disclosure Statement: As a CME provider accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association, Beacon Health System must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs must complete a disclosure statement indicating any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. This pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufactures, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Commercial Support: No commercial support was used in planning or implementation of the CME activity.

On Demand Details: Recordings are available for credit until 2/18/2021

Questions may be directed to Jenai White at 574.647.7691 or


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