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Guardian Medical Guardianship for Medical Professionals and Discharge Planners is a Course

Guardianship for Medical Professionals and Discharge Planners

Time limit: 30 days
7.0 credits

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Full course description

Medical Professionals and Discharge Planners often see patients that are unable to make good decisions about personal health and safety.  This course provides an historical overview of guardianship, the legal mechanisms of establishing, modifying and terminating a guardianship, the duties of a Guardian of the Person and Guardian of the Estate, decision-making strategies used by a Guardian to ensure the best quality of life for the person with a Guardian and a summary of best practices in guardianship.  After completing this course, you will know how to better identify the need for guardianship, how the process works, and, if a guardian is appointed, the duties of the guardian.  This knowledge will allow you to provide better service to your patients that are becoming incapacitated to make good decisions about health and safety.  (7 modules are included)