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 clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will provide an overview of evidence-based, best practice approaches in caring for patients and families affected by the conflicted surrogate syndrome. A medical anthropological model of care will be presented in audience participatory, long term care, case-based vignettes. In addition, participants will be provided ethical and healthcare literacy pearls in approaching patients and families with this proposed syndrome.
Describe a medical cultural anthropological ethics-based model of care for conflicted surrogate syndrome.
Discuss characteristics of ethnic Hispanic elders in addressing and approaching poor healthcare literacy.
Explain the proposed definition of the conflicted surrogate syndrome.
Discuss potential strategies to ameliorate or mitigate problems for caring for someone affected by conflicted surrogate syndrome.
Speakers(s): M. Rosina Finley, MD, CMD; David A. Smith, MD, CMD; Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD; Cesar Garcia, MD
Disclosure(s): M. Rosina Finley, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. David A. Smith, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Jeffrey N. Nichols, MD has no financial disclosures to report. Cesar Garcia, MD has no financial disclosures to report.
References(s): Adler RN & Kamel HK (Eds). (2004). Doorway Thoughts: Cross Cultural Health Care for Oldr Adults, Vol l. Ethnogeriatric Committee of the American Geriatrics Society. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. Others to be included on the confilicted surrogate syndrome characteristics of caregivers.
MD, BSN, CMD,
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