End-of -Life Care and Non-Disclosure: Case Study

EOL Care and Non-Disclosure: Case Study

This course uses a case study discussing one of the most common ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care; what to do when a family member insists that the patient is not informed of a terminal illness.  The case study will show a five-part approach to resolve ethical dilemmas in clinical care.  

Learning Objectives

After reading this material, a participant will be familiar with: 

  • Assess the conflict between "patient autonomy" and certain conflicting cultural customs.
  • Restate the five-part approach to resolve ethical dilemmas in end-of-life care.
  • Explain  how to respond in a way that both adheres to ethical standards in the United States and builds trust with the patient and family.
  • Demonstrate the proper way to balance the interests of the patient with interests of family members in light of obligations and duties of the medical team.

Faculty

Jolion McGreevy, M.D., M.B.E., M.P.H.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine

Michael A. Grodin, M.D.
Professor, Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights
Boston University School of Public Health
Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Ethicist
Boston Medical Center

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60

Format:

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CME Credit

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, risk management study 

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study, including 1.00 credit in end-of-life care.

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).

Physician Assistants may claim 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  

Activity Term

Original Release Date: October 31, 2016
Review Date: N/A  
Termination Date: October 31, 2019

System requirements:

Desktops/Laptops
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher
Most modern browsers including:
IE8,9,10
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.

Mobile/Tablet
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported.


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