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 patients treatment as futile with state laws that are less specific.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
|Registration Type||End Date||Price|
|Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists and Doctors of Pharmacy Fee||16 Jun,2018||USD 895.00|
|Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners Fee||16 Jun,2018||USD 695.00|
|Nurses, Residents, Students and others Fee||16 Jun,2018||USD 495.00|