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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


A03 - Palliative Care Part I: Clinical and Ethical Considerations


Mar 5, 2009 8:00am ‐ Mar 5, 2009 11:30am

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; Peter Winn, MD, CMD; Amy M. Corcoran, MD; Deborah Way, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
Allpresenters report they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Session Description:
This session presents an overview of practical approaches tocommunication, advance care planning, assessment and control of pain, and otherdistressing symptoms experienced by patients in long term care.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the longterm care continuum
  • Identify organizationalbarriers to palliative care in the long term care setting
  • Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in thenursing facility
  • Examine a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain andnon-pain symptoms
  • Choose communication skills that best match patient and family needsfor acquiring and assessing information. Enhance communication withpatients, families, and caregivers regarding goals of care and advancedcare planning


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