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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 "...
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 gender identity...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution D92 Becomes Policy March 1992 AMDA resolves that a "medically necessary" visit to a Medicare/Medicaid resident in a nursing facility be defined as a visit subsequent to the following circumstances or resident conditions: There is a change...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B95 Becomes Policy 1995 The American Medical Directors Association resolves to pursue a clarification of benefits to be offered in long term care settings; and be it further RESOLVED, that the definition of terminal illness be better...
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
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, informed...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution E02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to support, as policy, that nursing facility residents be free from second-hand smoke.
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 of this...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement E05 Becomes Policy March 2005 For the purposes of this statement, AMDA defines video surveillance as direct electronic visualization of a person or persons and/or events, either real time or for future review by any type of device...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy G12 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine work with similarly concerned parties and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to address the apparent limitations of the recent Office of Inspector...