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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


B29 - Update on Hospice in Long Term Care


Mar 6, 2009 3:30pm ‐ Mar 6, 2009 5:00pm

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): Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD(Moderator); Jeffrey M. Behrens, MD, CMD; Gary Miller, MD, CMD; Deidra R.Woods, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, CMD

Disclosure(s):
Jeffrey M. Behrens, MD, CMD is a medical director at Vitas Health Care.

Allother presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships todisclose.

Session Description:
This session presents the actual facts about hospice care in the long term care continuum versus the misconceptions believed by physician sand the public at large. After discussing the myths, the presenters present the facts and demonstrate the advantages of using hospice care to the patients and families as well as to the physicians and the facilities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define hospice & palliative care
  • Discuss the various myths and misconceptions that exist
  • Review the facts about hospice care in the nursing facility
  • Demonstrate the advantages of using hospice care to the patient &their families, to the physicians and to the facility

References:
20 Common Problems – End of Life Care, Kinzbrunner, Weinreb,Policzer
OxfordTextbook of Palliative Care
Pocket Guide to Hospice/Palliative Medicine, AAHPM
Textbook of Palliative Nursing
World Health Organization (1990), “Cancer Pain Relief &Palliative Care”
CME Resources, October 2002
JAMA, 1988
Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 1990
Clinics of Geriatric Medicine, 1996

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