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This webinar presentation explores the regulatory requirements for the system of care of the nursing home resident who elects the Medicare Hospice benefit. Participants will receive additional information about resources available for detailed study...
This session explores the care of the nursing home resident who elects the Medicare Hospice benefit. Participants will receive information about resources available to educate and train medical and entity staffs. Speakers: Alva S. Baker, III, MD,...
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—...
March 31, 2015
As a psychologist observing the effects of medical interventions on the mental health of the long-term care resident, I often ask, “Is this aggressive procedure helping?”
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 and...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement P97 Becomes Policy February 1997 Background Care at the end of life is an important issue to members of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). As primary care physicians, we help patients and their families cope with...
Resolution and Position Statements
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.
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B06 Becomes Policy March 2006 BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA support the mission and purpose of the White House Conference on Aging; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA specifically endorse the following WHCoA resolutions as highly relevant in...
Designed to assist physicians through the complicated process of completing a death certificate, the guidelines include information on understanding the legal definition of death; the roles held by physicians, coroners, medical examiners, and non-...
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 (PALTC) facilities is increasing. Patients may...