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 presents an overview of ethical principles and several vignettes of cases involving ethical dilemmas that the medical director faces. Case discussions will include cross-cultural ethics issues, discharge due to lack of payment by the resident or their families, ethical conflicts related to hospice referral, refusal of medication and food, and other issues. Discussion will suggest in which cases an ethical advisory committee would be useful.
Discuss important ethical principles
Decide which ethical principles are involved in individual cases
Recognize usefulness of an ethical advisory committee
Speakers(s): Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD; M. Rosina Finley, MD, CMD; James R. Thomason, Med, NHA; Joyce Simard, MSW; Ronald Crossno, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Ronald Crossno, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Ladislav Volicer, MD, PhD has no financial disclosures to report. Joyce Simard, MSW has no financial disclosures to report. James R. Thomason, MEd, NHA has no financial disclosures to report. M. Rosina Finley, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.