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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2014


109 - Palliative Care Part II: Clinical and Organizational Considerations


Feb 27, 2014 1:30pm ‐ Feb 27, 2014 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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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 Internet Enduring Material 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 management 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session will provide 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. Presenters will emphasize audience participation using case-based discussions. To allow for discussion, presenters will post on www.prolibraries.com/amda the core information required to ‘solve’ the cases prior to the session. Self-study of these materials prior to the sessions is recommended, but is not a prerequisite for attendance.

In addition, the presenters are seeking questions, ethical dilemmas, organizational or cultural challenges related to hospice and palliative care in LTC from the audience and will adapt the session according to attendee input. Attendees should submit their question or difficult clinical, ethical or organizational case to AMDA at llang@amda.com by January 3, 2014. Although questions will be confidential, please do not include information that could identify your patients, providers or facilities.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration.
  • Enhance understanding of emotional and spiritual issues at the end-of-life.
  • Describe how hospice and nursing homes can work together productively.
  • Identify organizational barriers to improving end-of-life care and describe practical policies to promote better end of life care.

Speaker(s):
William D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Deborah Way, MD, CMD; Anthony J. Lechich, MD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
These presentations are all based on the AMDA Palliative Care Curriculum, the AMDA Palliative Care Toolkit, the AMDA Pain CPG, best practice guidelines from national geriatric and palliative care organizations and relevant updates to the literature. They also draw on best practices for policies and procedures.

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