- Contact hours:
- Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
- Expiration date: May 1, 2020
- Course price: $29
An emergency department (ED) physician asserts that there needs to be a different paradigm in place when end-of-life patients present to the ED staff. This would support palliative or hospice care and preclude the ordering of diagnostic and other tests when they will not change the patient’s condition for the better.
ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:
- Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
- Instructional Level: Introductory
- Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors
Criteria for Successful Completion
80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support
Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:
- Describe a proposed new social compact regarding end-of-life care that could emphasize personal dignity over medical intervention.
- Explain that DNR orders are not designed to provide comfort measures but apply only after the patient has died.
- Discuss why the mind–body connection needs to be part of the clinical picture when determining the level of medical intervention.
- Summarize that end-of-life assessment includes medical condition, medical prognosis, quality of life, personal preference, and good conscience.
- Teach that the best care plan takes into account implied consent, peace of mind, and both palliative and hospice choices.