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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


A08 - Palliative Care Part II: Clinical and Organizational Considerations


Mar 5, 2009 1:30pm ‐ Mar 5, 2009 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 3 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 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Willliam D. Smucker, MD,CMD; Lory Bright-Long, MD, CMD; Anthony Lechich, MD; Deborah Way, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Session Description:
This session provides an overview of practical approaches toethical decision-making, evaluating benefits and burdens of artificialnutrition and hydration, encouraging spiritual and emotional considerations inend-of-life care, collaboration between nursing facilities and hospice, andorganizational changes to improve end-of-life care.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration
  • Enhance understanding of emotional and spiritual issues at theend-of-life
  • Describe how hospice and nursing facilities can work togetherproductively
  • Identify organizational barriers to improving end-of-life care

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