Case Presentations: Navigating Family Conferences at the End of Life

March 6, 2013 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

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Part of DMU Clinic Grand Rounds. Coffee will be served.

Agenda

Key Medical Factors in Working with Families at the End of Life

Norma Hirsch

Norma J. Hirsch, M.D., FAAHPM, FAAP
Assistant professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics

  • List and describe three common disease trajectories at end of life, with examples.
  • Proactively use disease trajectories and treatment options to focus conversations on patient’s wishes and goals of care.

Key Emotional Factors in Working with Families at the End of Life

Lisa StreyffelerLisa Streyffeler, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics

  • Identify best practices and common pitfalls in facilitating family conferences for patients at the end of life.
  • Increase tolerance for conflict and complex feelings in family members of dying patients.

Key Spiritual Factors in Working with Families at the End of Life

Jeffrey MeansJ. Jeffrey Means, M.Div., Ph.D.
Chair and assistant professor. Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics

  • Identify two elements of quality care.
  • Describe three key elements of healing from a spiritual perspective.

The speakers indicated they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Target audience

All DMU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Continuing education credit

AAMA:  1.0 AAMA approved CEU – Subject Category: Clinical or General

AOA:  Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to present continuing medical education programs for physicians. Des Moines University designates this program for 1.0 hour of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

IBON:  Des Moines University continuing education (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This program has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hours.

Physical Therapists:  The Iowa Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Recreational Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.

Physician Assistants:  The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants does not pre-approve continuing education; this course meets the State of Iowa criteria for continuing education in these professions.

Other:  Attendees will receive 1.0 continuing education hours.

Contact

Continuing Medical Education
515-271-1596
cme@dmu.edu

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Details

Date:
March 6, 2013
Time:
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Continuing Medical Education
Phone:
515-271-1596
Email:
Website:
http://www.dmu.edu/cme

Venue

DMU Clinic - Room 306
Phone:
515-271-1700
3300 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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