Spirituality in Geriatric Psychiatry


The cost for this online course is $15. The estimated time to complete this course is 45 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a pass score of 75%.

You must login or create an account before enrolling in this educational activity. 

Once you're logged in, please select the "REGISTER" tab to process your payment and complete your registration.

Once you register for the course, you will have 30 days (approximately 1 month) from the date of enrollment to complete the course. The exact date that your access expires will be indicated within the Course Summary box on this webpage.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


    • 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.

    Case Studies

    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. 

    Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

    Recording date: October 2, 2020
    Date of original release: October 26, 2020
    Most recent review/update: October 26, 2020
    Termination date: October 25, 2023

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
    • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 0.75 CPME
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    Robert Bender, MD
    Broadlawns Medical Center



    Accreditation Statements

    • 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.
    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
    • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 continuing education contact hours.
    • Other healthcare providers: This enduring materials activity is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Educational Grants

    No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


    The planning committee member(s) and 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. 


    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.

    Available Credit

    • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
    • 0.75 AOA Category 2­B
    • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
    • 0.75 CPME


    Please login or Create an Account to take this course.