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Michael E. Speer, MD
Target Audience and Needs
Physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in neonatal palliative care services need to be regularly updated with evidence-based practices and guidelines for managing patient symptoms as well as the psychosocial and other needs of caregivers. The series also aims to increase knowledge of the learners and to improve their skills in guiding family decision making, in discussing advanced care planning, and in providing culturally appropriate care.
Educational methods will include lectures, case presentations, literature review, and panel discussion.
At the conclusion of the sessions, the participants should be able to:
- Apply a palliative care approach for a patient with a life-threatening/limiting diagnoses or a congenital deformity.
- Communicate with family members about realistic expectations based on prognosis, especially when the neonate’s condition worsens despite maximal therapy.
- Identify the major issues associated with the goals and decisions in palliative care for an individual patient.
- Implement evidence-based/best practices for family-based care in the areas of conflict resolution, advance care planning, and culturally appropriate care.
Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maria “Yvette” Lopez