Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: AMDA has endorsed the creation of institutional ethics committees in long term care settings, but many medical directors and members of the IDT are challenged by how to begin. Many committees are formed, and then struggle to survive. Special ethical issues recur in long term care which differs from the better known hospital models. Different facilities require different models. AMDA's Ethics Committee will co-present models and facilitate actual case discussions to prepare participants to return to their facilities with new skills and experience.
Evaluate different models for long term care ethics committees.
Discuss difficulties in resolving ethical issues in long term care facilities.
Participate in model committee sessions.
Use the ethics committee process to resolve sample ethical dilemmas.
Speakers(s): Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD; Peter L. Jaggard, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD has no disclosures to report. Peter L. Jaggard, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.