Spirituality and Medicine: Serious Illness and End of Life

This curriculum equips learners with strategies and tools to address the diverse needs of our patient population and the variety of concerns that surround serious illness and end of life.

Target Audience

Physicians, Family Practitioners, General Internists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Chaplains, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

See individual courses.

Additional information
Bibliography: 
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Course Summary
Course opens: 
05/01/2022
Course expires: 
04/30/2025

The Rev. Guillermo Escalona, M.Div.    
Director of Pastoral Care 
Board-certified Chaplain, APC
Certified in Thanatology, ADEC
Baptist Health South Florida 

Agueda Hernandez, M.D.
Designated Institutional Official, GME Department
Chief Medical Office, Center for the Advancement of Learning
Baptist Health South Florida

Rabbi David Albert
Senior Staff Chaplain
Pastoral Care Department
South Miami Hospital 

Ana Viamonte-Ros, M.D., MPH    
Assistant Vice President, Chief Well-being Officer
Medical Director, Bioethics & Palliative Care
Baptist Health South Florida
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine and Science
Associate Professor, Department of Health, Humanities and Society
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University

Due to the nonclinical nature of the content discussed, the speakers and conference directors 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 enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Managing the Spiritual Event of Serious IllnessBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Spirtuality and Medicine: Preserving Human Dignity at the End of Live - Cultural, Social and Religious Perspective                                                                                                                         

Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Judaism and End-of-Life CareBaptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commersurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

                                                                                                      

 
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