Decision-Making for Patients with Cognitive Differences_Enduring

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of ethical issues in decision-making for patients with cognitive changes and impairment.
 
SPECIAL NOTE:
There is no educational content to this course. This course is designed to supplement training that has already occurred. This course is designed to only administer the post-test and collect CME evaluations.
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Target Audience

Nurses, Social Workers, Health Coaches and Registered Dieticians

Learning Objectives

 
  • Describe the ethical dilemma posed by patients with potential impairment in decisional capacity
  • Discuss current approaches to assessing decisional capacity, particularly in patients with dementia
  • Discuss ethically acceptable options for clinical decision making when patients lack decisional capacity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/12/2022
Course expires: 
05/12/2025
UPMC HR Direct for the UPMC Health Plan
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Speaker
 
Jennifer Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, FAAN
Director of Outreach, Recruitment, and Education at the University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease   Research Center
 
Jennifer Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, is an Associate Professor with tenure in the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems (Profile). She holds secondary Associate Professor appointments in the School of Medicine Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Department of Psychiatry.   Dr. Lingler has worked in research for the past twenty plus years, focusing on provider-patient communication, health behaviors, and psychosocial and ethical implications of late-life cognitive impairment.
 A major thrust of her research is understanding the psychological and behavioral impact of receiving a diagnosis of, or learning that one is at high risk for, a cognitive disorder of aging like Alzheimer’s disease. This work began with a seminal publication on the uncertainty experienced by patients living with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and now extends to examining how family members are impacted by prognostic testing for Alzheimer’s disease. She is especially interested in bettering the field’s understanding of how patients and families react to learning results of biomarker-derived risk estimates for Alzheimer’s disease. Her methodological experience includes qualitative and quantitative approaches, with a particular interest in dyadic analysis.
 
Planning Committee
 
Michelle Schreiber, MSN, RN, CCM
Clinical Education Coordinator, Clinical Training & Education, UPMC Health Plan
 
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Program Manager, Clinical Training & Education, UPMC Health Plan
 
 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
 
Disclaimer Statement
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
 
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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