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Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families


Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families

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CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) for certificate

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours
Author(s): Eileen Van Schaik, PhD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont     Learn More >>

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Compare methods of giving bad news to a patient.
  • Consider ways to respond when a patient is overwhelmed and raises questions that are difficult to answer.
  • Identify a series of steps that physicians can take to examine and address their own emotions in order to preserve the quality of patient care and protect the physician's well-being.
  • Elicit information from family members to clarify the incapacitated patient's motivations when she completed a living will.
  • Sort the facts surrounding an ethical question in an end-of-life situation.
  • Develop and consider options for resolving ethical issues.
  • Give advice to patients about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM )based on evidence.
  • Negotiate treatment plans with patients who elect to use CAM along with conventional care.
  • Monitor patients' usage of CAM.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2019
Original Release Date: November 1, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: November 1, 2017
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: November 1, 2017
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2R44NR008839-03
Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: November 1, 2017 - October 31, 2019
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by a grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2R44NR008839-03

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Talaria, Inc.. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families

About the Author

Eileen Van Schaik, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Talaria, Inc.
Clinical Assistant Faculty
Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing

Following an earlier career as a registered nurse, Dr. Van Schaik taught anthropology and conducted ethnographic evaluation research as a visiting lecturer and research assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for six years. She joined Talaria in 2002, and is the principal investigator for five completed and three ongoing SBIR grants. Dr. Van Schaik enjoys translating her nursing experience and expertise in anthropology into multimedia resources for healthcare providers, patients, and families. Currently, Dr. Van Schaik is also a clinical assistant professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington.

Additional Contributors

Amy Baernstein, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine / General Internal Medicine
University of Washington

Laurie Fronek
Writer

Diane Timberlake, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Medicine
Harborview Medical Center


Disclosure: The author and contributors state that they do not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families
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by Hidden | Aug 28, 2018
good
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Very good and well prepared
by Hidden | Nov 27, 2017
The transmission speed of the course was slow and I had trouble opening it in certain internet browser.
by Holly Hayataka | Sep 28, 2017
Very well done course with practical real world advice
by Armando Santiago | Jul 18, 2017
GREAT!
by Gregory Rihacek | Jun 16, 2017
Good presentation
Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

California End of Life / Palliative Care CME
California Geriatric CME
From the CA Board of Medicine: "General internists and family physicians who have a patient population of which over 25 percent of the patients are at least 65 years of age, are required to complete at least 20 percent of their mandatory CME in the field of geriatric medicine. All other physicians are encouraged to take a course in geriatric medicine, including geriatric pharmacology, as part of their mandatory CME."
Connecticut Cultural Competence CME
Started with licensing periods of October 1, 2010.
Georgia Pain Management CME / Palliative Medicine
Iowa End of Life Care CME
Massachusetts End of Life Care CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Michigan Medical Ethics CME
Nevada Medical Ethics CME
New Jersey End of Life Care CME
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End of Life CME
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME
Rhode Island End of Life / Palliative Care CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME
Vermont Hospice / Palliative Care / Pain Management CME

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Culture & End of Life Care: Conversations with Patients and Families
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

This program also requires that you have the latest free Flash Player.

IMPORTANT for iPad Users: Please download and use the Free Puffin Browser from the app store if you want to complete this course on an iPad. This course requires Adobe Flash and will not work in the iPad Safari Browser.

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