Conversations in Ethics: Caring for the Mentally Ill Patient in an Acute Care Setting
The identification and treatment of the mentally ill in an acute care setting frequently presents significant challenges for the provider. Whether the question is to assess the risk to self or to others in an emergency department presentation or the capacity of a patient to make end-of-life decisions in a critical care unit, the provider is called to make decisions that involve not only clinical issues but also legal and ethical considerations. Unfortunately, our state ranks quite high in the prevalence of mental illness. This makes the presentation of a mentally ill patient to our care a frequent occurrence.
Please join us as Dr. Rafael Rivas-Vazquez discusses different complex patient care situations and treatments for the psychologically compromised patient.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.
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|Live: Baptist Hospital - Auditorium|
|Videoconference: Homestead Hospital - Mango and Pineapple Rooms|
|Videoconference: Doctors Hospital - Valencia Side A|
|Videoconference: Mariners Hospital - Executive Conference Room|
- Describe the diagnostic interface between medical conditions and psychiatric illness.
- Utilize an ethical decision-making approach to determining competence.
- Appropriately apply the voluntary and involuntary Baker Act criteria.
Rafael Rivas-Vazquez, Psy.D.
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Private Practice, First Choice Neurology
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Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-126977, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Board of Psychology (1 hour) and by the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Radiology Technologists, Social Workers and Clinical Chaplains. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.
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- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Psychology
- 1.00 Florida Bureau of Radiation Control
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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