PATIENT CAPACITY AND THE PRACTICE OF PALLIATIVE CARE With
Nancy Berlinger, PhD, Research Scholar, The Hastings Center, Yale University Erica F. Wood, Esq., Assistant Director, Commission on Law and Aging, American Bar Association Daniel Maher, Nurse Practitioner, RUSH University Medical Center
“Patient Capacity and the
Practice of Palliative Care”- The focus of Jewish Home Lifecare’s 12th annual Palliative Care Conference will be the role that patient decision-making plays in palliative care.
The morning will feature two presentations. First, Daniel Maher, a nurse practitioner specializing in geriatrics at RUSH University Medical Center and Erica F. Wood, Assistant Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, will give a talk on patient capacity, i.e. neurophysiology and the legal issues involved in palliative care. Afterwards Nancy Berlinger, a health care ethicist from Yale will discuss the ethics of decision-making near the end of life. A Q&A will follow.
After lunch, participants will break into small groups for case discussions after which Daniel Maher will wrap up the conference with a talk on how participants can apply what they have learned when they return to work.
Note: Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Approved for The American Academy of Family Physicians (5.5) and The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (5.25); pending for The National Association of Social Workers.
Conference registration fee is $75.00. Student registration is $30.00 with valid ID. Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.
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