Being Mortal

Miami, FL US
May 30, 2019

Too often, death comes as a surprise to patients’ loved ones because difficult end-of-life conversations never took place. Doctors often feel remarkably untrained, ill-suited and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients.  For many physicians, and their teams, there is little training in managing end of life and having difficult end-of-life conversations with patients and families.

Join us for a special screening of the PBS Frontline Film, “Being Mortal,” with renowned author and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande, M.D., MPH, followed by a multidisciplinary, expert panel discussion that will challenge us all to reexamine how we think about death and dying and the way we handle these difficult end-of-life conversations.

Target Audience

Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the benefits of having timely conversations with patients about goals of care and what’s important to them.
  • Engage in difficult conversations about prognosis, clinical care options and treatment outcomes, including death, to understand a patient’s priorities and goals of care. 
  • Recommend care plans for patients based on their goals of care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/21/2019
Event starts: 
05/30/2019 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
05/30/2019 - 8:00pm
Rating: 
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South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73 St
Victor E. Clarke Education Center, Auditorium
Miami, FL 33143
United States

Moderator:
Ana M. Viamonte Ros, M.D., MPH

Medical Director, Palliative Care & Bioethics
Baptist Health South Florida

Panel Members:

Brenda Daniels, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Medicine
Baptist Health Medical Group

Rev. Guillermo Escalona, Honors BPA, M.Div., BCC, CT
Director of Pastoral Care, Miami Cancer Institute
Board-Certified Chaplain, BCCI/Association of Professional Chaplains

Nivia I. Ruiz-Alago, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Palliative Care Medicine
Baptist Health Medical Group

Elizabeth A. Schultz, M.D.
Medical Director
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore, no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.
 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved for 2 credit hours, CE Broker Course #719180, by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.

This activity has also been approved for 2 credit hours for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care (Personal Growth) and Dietitians. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 2.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Psychology
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 2.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 2.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2019
Course expires: 
12/21/2019
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