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Topics in Neurology and the Legal and Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care

Jun 17 - 24, 2018   |   Fort Lauderdale, Florida  United States of America
Organized by : Continuing Education, Inc
Specialties : Hospice and Palliative Medicine   |   Neurology
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Topics in Neurology and the Legal and Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care is organized by Continuing Education, Inc and will be held during Jun 17 - 24, 2018 at 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Program Purpose / Objectives:
• End of Life Care and Refusal of Treatment
• Discuss ethically and legally appropriate end-of-life treatment choices with patients.
• Explain the lines the law draws between appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life treatment choices for patients with decision-making capacity.
• Dying and the Patient With Decision making Capacity
• Differentiate between instructional and proxy advance directives.
• Explain the difference between advance directives and physician orders regarding end-of-life treatment choices.
• Discuss these differences with patients with decision-making capacity so that their wishes are memorialized in case of loss of such capacity.
• Identify the gaps that arise between advance directives and orders in patient charts.
• Assess the utility of POLST as a way to fill in those gaps.
• When the Patient Lacks Capacity (and Has No Advance Directive)
• Explain state laws that permit family members or others acting on behalf of patients lacking capacity to speak on their behalf.
• Analyze decision-making approaches under the three possibly applicable legal standards: substituted judgment, best interests, and the legally disfavored subjective test.
• Hospice and Palliative Care
• Explain the difference between palliative care and hospice.
• Explain Medicare requirements for the coverage of hospice care.
• Futility: When Family Members Want It All
• Explain legal recognition of death by neurological criteria and differentiate between issues involving patients satisfying that criteria and patients who do not, under the law.
• Explain the concept of medical futility.
• Distinguish between quantitative and qualitative futility.
• Compare state laws specifically describing procedures to be followed when clinicians view a patient’s treatment as futile with state laws that are less specific.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.


Kathy L. Cerminara
Kathy L. Cerminara

Mental Health and Law

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7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

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