This session provides an overview of practical approaches to ethical decision-making, evaluating benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration, encouraging spiritual and emotional considerations in end-of-life care, collaboration between nursing facilities and hospice, and organizational changes to improve end-of-life care.
Identify ethical principles used in end-of-life decisions
Describe benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration
Discuss emotional and spiritual issues at the end-of-life
Describe how hospice and nursing homes can work together productively
Identify organizational barriers to improving end-of-life care