Elder Abuse, Ethics, and End-of-Life Care

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Formulate screening protocols and plans to orchestrate care for patients who require referral to or treatment from hospitals, subspecialists, and community-based support services for abuse.

2. Counsel patients on advance directive documentation.

3. Develop an approach to the common scenarios encountered in discussing life-sustaining therapies.

4. Differentiate hospice versus palliative care; review federal guidelines.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019

Janice E. Knoefel, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Neurology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019
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