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AMDA's 31st Annual Symposium


A06 - Palliative Care Part I: Clinical and Communication Considerations


Mar 6, 2008 8:00am ‐ Mar 6, 2008 11:30am

Standard: $20.00

Description

This session presents an overview of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in long term care.

    Learning Objectives:
  • Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the long term care setting
  • Identify organizational barriers to palliative care in the long term care setting
  • Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in the long term setting
  • Examine a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms
  • Choose communication skills that best match patient and family needs for acquiring and assessing information
  • Enhance communication with patients, families, and caregivers

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