UHV Hosts Victoria Ethics Alliance Luncheon On Advanced Directives

Recent media attention on end-of-life issues has peaked interest in advanced directives that outline an individual’s medical wishes in the case of debilitating illness or unexpected injury. To provide information on this topic, the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) will host a Victoria Ethics Alliance (VEA) presentation titled “Legal Aspects of Advanced Directives” at noon on Monday, November 7, in the UHV Multi Purpose Room.

The presentation is open to local members of the health care profession, including nurses, social workers and psychologists, as well as any community members interested in learning more about the Texas Advanced Directives Act.

After the presentation covering end-of-life issues and how advanced directives can help ensure medical wishes are met, members of the VEA will be available to answer questions and aid attendees in completing their own advanced directives should they choose to do so. Although advanced directives are most immediately useful for older adults, everyone can benefit from having one on file with their physician.

A light lunch will be provided by the UHV Office of Professional Development. For a nominal fee, attendees may also receive continuing education credits for their participation in the program.

Those interested in attending the presentation can reserve a seat by calling (361) 575-7441. For more information on this luncheon or other UHV continuing education programs, contact Sharon Long in the Office of Professional Development at (361) 570-4383.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.