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Making Discussions About Death and Dying Easier

Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: POE-DEATH/GEN
Original Program Date: May 19, 2012
Duration: 57 minutes
Access: Available until January 22, 2016
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    Physicians are often reluctant to discuss dying and end-of-life care with their patients because it stirs up strong emotions for the patients, their family, and the physicians themselves. However, such conversations are essential in providing the best care for terminally ill patients. This course will help physicians open a dialogue to determine a patient’s wishes regarding his or her end-of-life care.


    Released: Jan. 22, 2013
    Expires: Jan. 22, 2016


    Target Audience:
    Primary care physicians and midlevel providers


    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss challenges confronting physicians caring for dying patients, and

    • Employ strategies to have an open discussion with dying patients.


    Teaching Methods:
    Didactic lecture plus slides

    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    1 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD

    J. Russell Hoverman, MD, PhD, specializes in medical oncology and is board certified in internal medicine and hematology. Dr. Hoverman is vice president of quality programs for Texas Oncology, P.A. and is the medical director of managed care for The US Oncology Network. He also serves on the board of directors and executive council for the Austin Metro Unit of the American Cancer Society.

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    Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning:4 Pages181 KB
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    PowerPoints Slides(In Note-Taking Format)12 Pages2 MB
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