Module 14: Navigating End-of-Life

This two-part video series addresses issues surrounding the ethics end-of-life care. It provides guidance for providers to discuss end-of-life issues with patients that are health and patients who are terminal. Tips for discussing end-of-life with patient’s families are provided.

Target Audience

This CME/CE activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, residents, fellows, and community providers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe some of the advantages and limitations of advance care planning.

  • Identify some helpful language and questions to use in end-of-life conversations with patients and families.

  • Define futility and the ethical considerations associated with withdrawing and withholding life-sustaining treatment.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
Course opens: 
04/01/2020
Course expires: 
04/30/2022
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This two-part video series addresses issues surrounding the ethics end-of-life care. It provides guidance for providers to discuss end-of-life issues with patients that are health and patients who are terminal. Tips for discussing end-of-life with patient’s families are provided.

Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Ph.D., M.A., Planning Committee Member 
Cullen Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Savitri Fedson, M.D., Planning Committee Member
Associate Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: onorarium recipient: American Board of Internal Medicine.

Claire Horner, J.D., M.A., Lead Contributor
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Stephanie Morain, Ph.D., M.P.H., Planning Committee Member and Lead Contributor
Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

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 enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.    

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 0.5 hours of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Ethics
  • 0.50 Participation
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