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: This session provides an overview of practical approaches to ethical decision-making. Evaluating benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration, encouraging spiritual and emotional considerations in end of life care, collaboration between nursing homes and hospice, and organizational changes to improve end of life care will be discussed.
Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the long term care continuum.
Examine a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.
Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in the nursing facility.
Enhance communication with patients, families, and caregivers regarding goals of care and advanced care planning.
Speakers(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Peter Winn, MD, CMD; Amy M. Corcoran, MD
Disclosure(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Amy M. Corcoran, MD has no financial disclosures to report. Peter Winn, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.