Spirituality and Medicine: Preserving Human Dignity at the End of Life – Cultural, Social and Religious Perspectives
The slogan “Death and Dignity” is frequently used with reference to a human death. Yet it is an ambiguous and often confusing concept. Rabbi David Albert addresses different meanings of human dignity, personhood and the value of life. This course will deepen your bioethical vocabulary and teach practical skills that better support patients to live, and die, with dignity.
Original Release Date: November 2015
Review Date: May 2022
Physicians, Chaplains, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists (Direct Delivery) and Chaplains who provide care for dying patients and their families.
- Define the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) definition of “good death.”
- Analyze the importance of cultural competency when treating a patient at end-of-life.
- Identify steps that help promote human dignity.
- Apply IOM’s evidence-based recommendations for end-of-life care.
Rabbi David Albert, D.Min. BCC
Senior Staff Chaplain
South Miami Hospital
Pastoral Care Services
Rabbi David Albert, D.Min. BCC, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Rev. Guillermo Escalona, MDIV, BCC, conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material 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.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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