AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Patricia L. Bach, PsyD;Daniel Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session addresses the challenges of family management in long term care including understanding patterns of family behavior, running a family meeting successfully, and developing partnerships through effective communication. Accordingly, this highly interactive workshop begins with a short video of a role play based on an actual case which attendees critique.This is followed by a summary of family systems concepts and principles for effectively running family meetings to the illustrative case. The session concludes with audience Q&A. Learning Objectives:
Define basic models of family behavior in long term care
Delineate principles for effective conduct of family meetings
Identify strategies to improve interaction through understanding ofhow to align one's own communication style with family communication tendencies
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