Posted on: April 21, 2015
Written by: Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
If Only Someone Had Warned Us:
Talking with Patients about Risks
Thursday, May 28
Webinar: Noon to 1 p.m. (PST)
CCCC Members: $49 // Non-members: $99
1 CEU included for nurses, social workers and chaplains.
View registration page for more details.
It’s time to take another look at the care we provide to the pre-terminal and advanced elderly.
This webinar explores how to better recognize pre-terminal patients and the potential harm that can be caused by continuing traditional care.
- Identify markers of a pre-terminal patient
- Understand why over treating pre-terminal patients with traditional care strategies can cause harm
- Identify when a patient is at risk for cognitive or functional decline
- Understand the importance of identifying a patient’s values prior to traditional interventions, especially in the advanced elderly
Daniel R. Hoefer, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Outpatient Palliative Care at Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Hoefer talks about the importance of identifying a patient’s values prior to traditional interventions–especially in the advanced elderly–and when a patient is at risk for cognitive or functional decline.