Navigating Family Conferences at the End of Life

Des Moines, IA US
March 6, 2013

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify key medical, emotional, and spiritual factors in working with families at the end of life.
  2. List and describe three common disease trajectories at end of life, with examples.
  3. Proactively use disease trajectories and treatment options to focus conversations on patient’s wishes and goals of care.
  4. Identify best practices and common pitfalls in facilitating family conferences for patients at the end of life.
  5. Increase tolerance for conflict and complex feelings in family members of dying patients.
  6. Identify two elements of quality care.
  7. Describe three key elements of healing from a spiritual perspective.

Target Audience

DMU faculty, staff, students, residents, and the medical community.

Speakers

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

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

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

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the speaker(s) indicated no financial relationships to disclose. 

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polici​es 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 live activity for 1.0 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) and approves this live activity for 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credit(s).
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.2 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.20 IBON
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours
Course opens: 
03/06/2013
Course expires: 
03/06/2013
Event starts: 
03/06/2013 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
03/06/2013 - 8:00am
Cost:
$0.00
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Clinic #306
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.20 IBON
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/06/2013
Course expires: 
03/06/2013

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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