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 1.0 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 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will discuss the often competing interests of resident safety and resident rights. The presenters will focus on thorny issues such as: sexual intimacy and cognitively impaired residents; self-administration of drugs; uses of alternative and complementary medicine - how far do resident rights extend?; potentially harmful or self-destructive behaviors such as, but not limited to alcohol consumption when contraindicated, snacks that would be inappropriate for a resident with diabetes or dysphagia, and allowing a resident to have a diet that is contrary to the best medical advice. Practical and proactive advice will be provided to help all clinicians successfully deal with the issues described above.
Appreciate how difficult it can be to resolve the frequent conflicts between resident rights and resident safety.
Recognize proven strategies aimed at mitigating the risk of liability and promoting resident health.
Discuss how medical directors and attending physicians can successfully manage the inevitable and difficult issues involved with this aspect of resident care.
Review case studies on how to proactively deal with the often competing interests of resident rights and resident safety.
Speaker(s): Alan C. Horowitz, JD, RN; Trish T. Nay, MD, CMD
Reference(s): Both presenters have given presentations on this topic in the past at other nationally recognized forums. They have all presented at AMDA conferences.