Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas


Women’s Health, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault & Legal and Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care

Start Date : May 18, 2019
End Date : May 25, 2019
Time : 5:00 pm to6:45 am

Phone : 18004220711
Email :



  1. End of Life Care and Refusal of Treatment

    • Discuss ethically and legal appropriate end-of-life treatment choices with patients.

    • Explain the lines the line draws between appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life treatment choices for patients.

  2. Dying and the Patient With Decisionmaking Capacity

    • Differentiate between instructional and proxy advance directives.

    • Explain the difference between advance directives and physicians orders regarding end-of-life treatment options.

    • Discuss these differences with patients with decisionmaking capacity so that their wishes are memorialized in case of loss of that capacity.

    • Identify the gaps that arise between advance directives and orders in patient charts.

    • Assess the utility of POLST as a way to fill in those gaps.

  3. When the Patient Lacks Decisionmaking Capacity (With or Without An Advance Directive)

    • Explain state laws that permit family members or others acting on behalf of patients lacking capacity to speak on their behalf.

    • Analyze decisionmaking approaches under the three possibly applicable legal standards: substituted judgment, best interests, and the legally disfavored subjective test.

  4. Palliative Care and Hospice

    • Explain the difference between palliative care and hospice.

    • Explain Medicare requirements for the coverage of hospice care.

    • Evaluate suggestions of hospice care made by other members of the care team or by hospice providers themselves

  5. Futility: When Family Members Want It All

    • Explain legal recognition of death by neurological criteria and differentiate between issues involving patients satisfying that criteria and patients who do not, under the law.

    • Explain the concept of medical futility.

    • Distinguish between quantitative and qualitative futility.

    • Compare state laws specifically describing procedures to be followed when clinicians view a patient?s treatment as futile with state laws that are less procedurally specific.

  6. Beyond Withholding and Withdrawing

    • Differentiate between aid in dying and euthanasia.

    • Explain the statutory requirements in the states imposing strict procedures and reporting requirements regarding aid in dying.

    • Evaluate the practice of aid in dying as it proceeds without strict requirements in some states.

    • Assess the clinical practice guidelines for the practice.

  7. Case Discussions and Debriefing

    • Apply what was learned about patient capacity, brain death, and withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

    • Relate principles to case scenarios.

    • Evaluate the relevance of principles discussed to attendee's own practice.

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Organized by KHenegar09

Continuing Education, Inc ,
5700 4th St. N.

Aboard Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas

Tel: 18004220711
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Event Categories: Business Practice, Critical Care, and Obstetrics.

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