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February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...
This is Domain II of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain II,...
In this session, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, will discuss the impact of heart failure from a population and an individual perspective as well as explore the ways in which palliative care and hospice can be integrated into a chronic disease model...
This session will present succinct overviews of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in post-acute and long-term care. This session...
February 19, 2015
End-of-life care for nursing home residents has long been associated with poor symptom control and low family satisfaction. With more than one in four older Americans dying in a nursing home—including 70 percent of Americans with advanced dementia—...
Resolution G00 Becomes Policy March 2000 The American Medical Directors Association resolves to oppose any physician involvement in assisted suicide or active euthanasia of any person regardless of age.
Professionals caring for frail older adults understand that the percentage of patients dying in hospitals is decreasing while the percentage of patients dying at home or in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities is increasing. Patients...