Ethics and End-of-Life Care

Return to Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.


Learning Objectives

1. Recognize the ethical principles involved in medical decision-making.

2. Determine the role of the family physician in medical decision-making.

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

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

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
10/15/2013
Course expires: 
10/14/2016

Irene Hamrick, MD, FAAFP, AGSF, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Geriatric Services, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/15/2013
Course expires: 
10/14/2016
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