Medical Ethics Advisor (Vol. 31, No. 7) - July 1, 2015

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Release date: July 2015

Valid through: July 2018

Target Audience

This activity is intended for acute care physicians, chiefs of medicine, hospital administrators, nurse managers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains.

Subjects

  • Clinicians: Patient, family factors obstacles to end-of-life discussions
  • Caregivers’ choices not always aligned with patients’ wishes
  • Burnout common among transplant surgeons
  • COPD symptoms untreated prior to palliative medicine referral
  • Do physicians assume they know older patients’ wishes?
  • IC requirements may be met, but do subjects comprehend what they sign?

Objectives

  • Discuss new developments in regulation and health care system approaches to bioethical issues applicable to specific health care systems;
  • Explain the implications for new developments in bioethics as it relates to all aspects of patient care and health care delivery in institutional settings;
  • Discuss the effect of bioethics on patients, their families, physicians, and society.

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Stacey Kusterbeck

Editors

Consulting Editor: Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD

Managing Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Consulting Editor Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, and Contributing Editor Stacey Kusterbeck report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study.

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