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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


C02 - Creating Alignment: New Strategies for Improving Communication with Families


Mar 7, 2009 11:00am ‐ Mar 7, 2009 12:30pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

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

References:
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Gaugler JE, Leitsch SA, Zarit SH, Pearlin LI. Caregiverinvolvement following institutionalization: effects of prepalecment stress.Aging Ment Health 2004;8(1):65-75.
Thrower SM; Bruce WE; Walton RF. The family circle method forintegrating family systems concepts in family medicine. J Fam Pract 1982;15(3); 451-7.
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when family members are present. Am Fam Physician 2002;65(7):1351-4.
McDaniel, S., Campbell, T., Hepworth, J., & Lorenz, A.(2005). Family-oriented Primary Care. 2nd Edition. NY: Springer.
Crouch, M. and Roberts, L. (1987). The Family in MedicalPractice: A Family Systems Primer. NY: Springer-Verlag.
McGoldrick M, Gerson R, Shellenberger S. Genograms:Assessment and Intervention (2nd edition). New York, W.W. Norton & Co.1999.

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