2021 End of Life: Osteopathic View

Incorporating Osteopathic Principles to Benefit the Dying Patient

Merchandise Details: 2021EndofLife

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This workshop will present a unique blend of ethical dilemmas at end of life, delivered in an interactive format, combined with demonstrations of ways to incorporate osteopathic principles and 'hands-on' skills to benefit the dying patient. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing patient-oriented hands-on osteopathic models,crafting a customized approach for the patient and physician relationship.

4 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.

Registration Fees
Academy member in practice - $140
Resident member - $112
Student member - $84
Nonmember practicing DO or other health care professional - $540
Nonmember resident or intern - $312
Nonmember student - $184

Event Times
Sat., Sept. 18 from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST

Event Location
Virtual webinar


 
Member Price: $540.00
Non-Member Price: $540.00

 
Maximum Capacity: 100
Maximum CME Credits: 4

 
When: 9/18/2021 @ 12:00 PM to 9/18/2021 @ 04:30 PM
Registration open from: 7/20/2021 to 9/18/2021

 
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Event Description

It is a medical fact that all human beings will die. Since only about 10% of people die in what is categorized as sudden death, a more prolonged dying process will be ahead for almost all of our patients. The end of life is unlike any other human experience, and calls upon all the skills, knowledge and wisdom of the osteopathic physician. It is our privilege and responsibility to alleviate suffering and support families, caregivers, and patients throughout one of the most challenging times in their lives. This workshop presents a unique blend of ethical dilemmas at the end of life, delivered in an interactive format, combined with ways to incorporate osteopathic principles and ‘hands-on’ skills to benefit the dying patient. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing our patient-oriented osteopathic models, crafting a customized approach for the patient and physician relationship.

Course Objectives

  • Explain how physician perceptions need to change to understand what it means to find health and engage the dying patient.
  • Incorporate osteopathic principles into the dying patient’s encounter by utilizing the osteopathic models for a hands-on (OMT) approach.
  • Be able to explain why clarifying the patient’s goals of care is critical to providing appropriate patient-oriented end-of-life decision-making.
  • Define the ethical difference between withholding vs. withdrawing life support measures.
  • Describe the impact of creating time-limited trials for life support measures.

Veera Neville Motashaw, DO, HMDC, a graduate of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, is a dual board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care. She has extensive experience treating patients at the end of life, teaching osteopathic medicine, and working with patients and families of complex illness. She is currently practicing Palliative Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, was the Dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) from 2002-2018. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her internship and residency training at the former Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK. She worked in private practice in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 17 years in Mesa, AZ, as well as serving as Assistant Dean of Postdoctoral Education at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Past President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Dr. Nichols has served on its Board of Trustees since 1999. She is the former Chair of the AOA Department of Government Affairs and the AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues. She is also the founding chair of the AOA End of Life Care Committee and has published and lectured nationally on this topic.

This course is hosted on the AAO's new Engagefully event app. Registered users will receive an email with instructions on how to access the app for the web or mobile device. Registered users will need access to both the Engagefully app and Zoom to view the course.