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 will discuss the importance of considering complementary modalities and spiritual support of patients in end-of-life care. Supporting evidence will be presented, and the underlying basis of the methods will be explained, using Reiki as a model. The effectiveness of methods of caring in combating suffering when cure cannot be obtained will be explored.
Discuss the importance of pain, spirituality, and human connection in end-of-life care.
Discuss the current evidence based support for CAM.
Explain the concept of ""Spiritual Energy"" underlying many complementary methods of pain relief.
Explore the capacity of both organized religion and non faith based spirituality t help patients facing pain and incurable illnesses.
Speakers(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD; Niroshi Sharlene Rajapakse, MD, CMD; Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Harold Bob, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Charles A. Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Niroshi Sharlene Rajapakse, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.