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