Spirituality in Geriatric Psychiatry
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- Discuss an overall perspective on the place of spirituality in geriatric psychiatry.
- Recognize and assess this need in senior patients to initiate appropriate attention and be of assistance.
In addition to the speaker addressing the learning objectives mentioned above, the following cases will be discussed.
- Mr. L suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He fell and broke his hip and eventually was admitted to a long term care facility. The staff noted frequent crying. Because of his dementia, he could not relate specifics about what was bothering him.
- Mrs. J was a 93 year old nursing home resident with advanced dementia. She spent most of her day in her wheelchair making repetitive, incoherent vocalizations. One day, a music therapist brought Mrs. J into a class, despite complaints of other residents.
- Mr. R was a 55 year old schizophrenic patient. For many years he refused any treatment. He was in a motorcycle accident which left him quadraplegic. He was admitted to a long term care center where he continued to refuse take part in any kind of treatment plan except the bare necessities.
Recording date: October 2, 2020
Date of original release: October 26, 2020
Most recent review/update: October 26, 2020
Termination date: October 25, 2023
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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- Other healthcare providers: This enduring materials activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The speaker indicates they have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose relevant to the content of this educational activity. Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.75 AOA Category 2B
- 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 0.75 CPME