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 1.5 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 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will stress the importance of consideration of alternative and spiritual approach in end-of-life care. Simple meditations will be demonstrated. The focus will be on the concepts that are common to integrative techniques. A focus on patient centered human and spiritual connection in end-of-life care will be discussed. Attendees will review evidence based approaches supporting non pharmacologic approaches to pain management, including Reiki, Aroma therapy, Massage, Acupunction, Reflexology and other lineages.
Discuss the importance of spiritual and human connection in end-of-life care. Compare the differences between the concepts of 'death' and of 'transition'.
Compare the differences between the concepts of 'death' and of 'transition'.
Discuss the capacity of both organized religion, and non faith based spirituality, to help patients facing incurable illnesses.
Explain the concept of 'Spiritual Energy' and 'Chakras' and 'Meridians' underlying many integrative methods of non pharmacologic pain relief.
Demonstrate the spiritual connection that can occur through focused breathing, and simple meditation techniques.
Speakers(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD; Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD; Niroshi S. Rajapakse, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report. Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD has no disclosures to report. Dr. Niroshi S. Rajapakse, MD has no disclosures to report.
References: Institute of Medicine Feb 2009 'Summit on Integrative Medicine in the Health of the Public' http://www.son.washington.edu/admissions/certificates/cam/documents/IOMIntegratedMedicineFramework2-09.pdf Annals of Internal Medicine 18 Sept 2008 'Massage therapy vs Simple Touch to improve pain and mood in patients with advanced cancer New England Journal of Medicine Eisenberg David 328:4 246-252 'Unconventional medicine in the US' 23rd Psalm 'though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for you are with me.' Jeremiah 30:13 'no one judges your wound to have a cure, medications or remedies do not exist for you.....30:17 'i will make a cure for you, i will heal you from your wounds' Qur'an 57 'he holds control over heaven and earth. He grants life and brings death. He is capable of everything! 75 ...is such a Being not able to revive the dead?' Sogyal Rinpoche, Buddhist scholar 'Tibetan Book of the Dead,' isn't it time now that the medical profession should understand that the search for the truth about life and death and the practice of healing are inseparable?' 'Traditional Reiki for our Times' Amy Rowland