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May 28, 2015
AMDA President Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, talks about the effectiveness of Choosing Wisely in the U.S. as it begins to launch in the UK.
June 4, 2015
So far only about a quarter of facilities have policies on intimacy and sexual behavior, according to a 2013 survey by AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Almost half said that developing a policy was "planned" or "...
October 5, 2015
When does an individual lose the right to consent to sexual relations? If doctors deem intimate contact inappropriate, how do caregivers in nursing homes and other community settings enforce no-contact rules? How can facilities support residents'...
White Paper
Introduction As a group, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults are members of a minority and historically disadvantaged sector of society. Most have spent the majority of their lives hiding sexual orientation and...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D97 Becomes Policy February 1997 The American Medical Directors Association recommends that each nursing facility should have available an ethics mechanism to assist medical directors, attending physicians, residents, families...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E98 Becomes Policy March 1998 Ethical issues are part of everyday life in long term care settings. They include respecting individual rights and privacy in an institutional setting, issues of autonomy in states of dependency,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement M03 Becomes Policy March 2003 Lisa Boult, MD, CMD; Bruce Dentler, MD, CMD; Ladislav Volicer, MD, CMD; Sharon Mead, MD, CMD and Jonathan M. Evans, MD, CMD writing for the AMDA Ethics Committee. Summary: The primary goal...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A04 Becomes Policy January 2004 BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA's Board of Directors commission a White Paper on the Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of the Long Term Care Physician Providing Expert Witness; and BE IT FURTHER...
The AMDA Tool Kit for Starting & Maintaining a Long-Term Care Ethics Committee provides a comprehensive guide to medical directors and others working in post-acute and long-term care who encounter ethical issues that need attention. The tool kit...
August 28, 2013
Columbia, MD — AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation are pleased to become signers onto the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) Code for Interactions with Companies. Adopted in 2010, the code provides detailed...