Acknowledgements: AMDA gratefully thanks the New York Medical Directors Association for their financial contribution to support this activity. AMDCP CreditDesignation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Clinical 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Dennis McCullough, MD, CMD Disclosure(s): Dennis McCullough, MD, CMD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: In this session Dr. McCullough explains what is meant by“slow medicine” and entertains a debate of what compassionate and ethical care is. This talk is certain to raise questions and differing opinions and makes the audience think about the ethical issues involved in treatment of the frail elderly. Learning Objectives:
Describe what is meant by slow medicine in long term care
Explain the ethical questions and issues around compassionatedecision-making in long term care