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: Giving bad news is a difficult chore for physicians. This session will provide participants with information and the latest research about giving bad news. It will give basic tools and practical tips on how to respond compassionately and with integrity in difficult situations.
Explain why giving bad news is difficult.
List the practical steps involved in giving bad news.
Discuss ways to build the hope of patients and families in difficult situations.
Describe how to respond compassionately and with integrity in difficult situations.
Speakers(s): James A. Avery, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): James A. Avery, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.