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15 HCP: When to override standard recommendations for screening tests

15. Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference or goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening tests in older adults, noting that risk/benefit, not age alone is not a basis for withholding standard screening or treatment.

End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
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Abstract: 

A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with care.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what a family meeting is, when and why a family meeting should take place.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify how the family meeting is an essential tool to assist in end of life (EOL).
  • Review sentinel events precipitating family meetings.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/114

End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

The patient, family members and healthcare team play an important role in the communication process during end of life care. End of life communication involves the disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis as well as eliciting preferences regarding goals of care, care site, palliative care and hospice options.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of communication, barriers to communication and decision making at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Review strategies that facilitate shared-decision making in end of life (EOL) communication.
  • Identify sentinel events warranting an EOL conversation.
  • Discuss factors patient/families consider important in EOL communication.
  • Identify barriers to EOL communication and impact of poor communication.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/114

End of Life Care 1: End of Life Overview

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

End of life care comprises of an interprofessional team providing individualized, humanistic approach to care for the patient who is dying; as well as reducing suffering and improving qualify of life.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to explore end of life issues, decisions, laws advance directives and case studies.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the tenets of end of life care.
  • Compare palliative care and hospice care.
  • Describe demographic trends.
  • Identify functional decline at the end of life.
  • Discuss models of care.
  • Explain public funding and economic impact on patient and families.
  • Describe decision making, capacity and advance care planning.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . End of Life Care 1: End of Life Overview. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/114

Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference or goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening tests in older adults.

Wed, 10/20/2010 - 10:31am -- Craig
Competency Number: 
15
Long Text: 
Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference or goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening tests in older adults.
Short Text: 
When to override standard recommendations for screening tests

Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 1 - Advance Directives

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This is Module One of an online five-module curriculum.  The modules, which are based on national geriatric emergency medicine competencies, cover a broad range of geriatric topics through an interactive teaching format.  They require learners to review and analyze patient information, interpersonal interactions, laboratory and imaging results, diagnoses and treatment plans. This module teaches advance directives and palliative care.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of Module One, the learner should be able to:

1) Define and differentiate among types of code status, health care proxies, and advance directives in the state where one is training.

2) Accurately identify clinical situations where life expectancy, functional status, patient preference and goals of care should override standard recommendations for screening and treatment in older adults.

3) Present palliative care (including hospice) as a positive, active treatment option for a patient with advanced disease.

4) Formulate a differential diagnosis and implement initial evaluation in a patient who exhibits dementia, delirium, or depression.

5) In an older patient with delirium, urgently initiate a diagnostic work-up to determine the root cause (etiology).

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For best viewing results, please:

  • Set your monitor resolution to 1024x768
  • Launch in either Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2 or higher or Safari 3.2.1 or higher
  • Avoid using browser navigation. Use only the navigation provided within the course.

 

Date posted: 
Tue, 10/19/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 08/08/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , , , and . Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum (GEM-OC) 1 - Advance Directives. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/114

Clinical Applications of Latino Ethnogeriatrics

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

This lecture presentation focuses on delivering health care for older Latino patients.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Understand what is meant by the term "Latino",
  2. Discuss most recent U.S. Latino demographics,
  3. Discuss health-related Latino elderly population characteristics,
  4. Understand clinically important relative health risks of Latino elderly,
  5. Expand history and physical exam skills to assess significant, culturally relevant findings, and
  6. Introduce targeted methods for delivering culturally appropriate geriatric care.
Date posted: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/19/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Clinical Applications of Latino Ethnogeriatrics. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/114

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