HMTW General Med Staff Meeting: "Responding to Families' Requests for Medically Inappropriate Treatment" - VIRTUAL - 05.18.22

May 18, 2022

Virtual 

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

Overview

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. 

Target Audience

This activity is open to all Houston Methodist health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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(s)™. 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
Course opens: 
04/29/2022
Course expires: 
06/30/2022
Event starts: 
05/18/2022 - 6:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
05/18/2022 - 7:30pm CDT
Virtual (ZOOM)

 

 

Adam M. Pena, MA
Clinical Ethicist
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine

Available Credit

  • 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(s)™. 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
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***THIS ACTIVITY IS OPEN TO HOUSTON METHODIST EMPLOYEES AND CREDENTIALED PHYSICIANS ONLY***