Primary Care Perspectives on End of Life Options

Primary Care Perspectives on End of Life Options

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
TIME:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Pacific)

This Live activity, End of Life Options and Medical Aid in Dying: Clinical Competencies, with a beginning date of 10/30/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Talking to patients about death can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Join Compassion & Choices Medical Director, Dr. Grube, to learn about the clinical competencies involved in all end-of-life choices with particular emphasis on medical aid-in-dying, an end-of-life option that is becoming integrated into standard medical care.

Medical aid-in-dying is now authorized in 9 states and Washington D.C. with more states considering legislation including Nevada and Arizona. California enacted the End-of-Life Option Act in 2016 and Hawai'i enacted the Our Care, Our Choice Act in 2019. Both laws allow eligible terminally ill, mentally capable adults with six months or less to live, the option of medical aid-in-dying. Primary care physicians are often the ones patients turn to for this option and others as they near end of life. Learn about this option in practice and other compassionate end of life options.

  • Understand the various end-of-life options available to patients and be able to have in-depth conversations about end-of-life with patients;
  • Describe the clinical competencies necessary for participating in medical-aid-in-dying and the requirements of aid-in-dying laws;
  • Understand how medical-aid-in-dying interfaces with palliative care;
  • Articulate and apply a team approach to patient-centered management for end-of-life care; and,
  • Have accurate information on medication protocols for writing prescriptions and other resources.

  • Dr. David Grube, National Medical Director, Compassion & Choices
  • Samantha Trad, MA, California State Director, Compassion & Choices
  • Tom Whaley, Caregiver for terminally ill patient who self-ingested aid-in-dying medication in 2018

None. Registration fees for this webinar are generously sponsored thanks to Compassion & Choices, Care and Choice at the End of Life.

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10/30/2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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