Nurse practitioner, estate planning, end of life



  1. Hicks, Rodney W. PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN (Professor and Associate Dean)


ABSTRACT: Nurse practitioners (NPs) should be knowledgeable about entering into meaningful conversations with clients about their retirement and end-of-life planning. Through knowledge of advanced care planning, NPs should be prepared to serve as a resource as clients develop life plans. Nurse practitioners should assess their practice for documenting client wishes that align with the 1990 Patient Self-Determination Act and advocate for changes in electronic record-keeping systems.