HMTW General Med Staff Meeting: "Responding to Families' Requests for Medically Inappropriate Treatment" - VIRTUAL - 05.18.22
This activity is available to Houston Methodist employees and credentialed physicians only.
"When Life-Sustaining Treatment is Medically Inappropriate"
Presentation by Adam Pena, Clinical Ethicist, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
The HMTW campus recently received a notice from a patient who had a fall while under going chemotherapy. The patients' family expectations were discussed and HMTW is looking to ensure appropriate medical decision-making is considered to ensure a terminal patient continues be comfortable or pain free while evaluating current palliative care programs and appropriateness of care.
This activity seeks to increase physicians' awareness of the process of life-sustaining treatment when it's medically inappropriate, and how this process involves the patient, family and medical provider. This activity seeks to improve the patient/caregiver experience as physicians are empowered with the legal and ethical considerations and how to handle potential conflicts.
This activity is open to all Houston Methodist health care professionals.
- Describe and implement the medical decision-making process when necessary
- Recognize current physician, patient and family communication practices that may need improvement
- Discuss ethical and legal standards while considering patient and family expectations
Adam M. Pena, MA
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Medical Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility
- 1.00 Attendance