Withholding, Withdrawing Treatments


A physician with more than 20 years of experience in hospice and palliative medicine presents his approach to the complex issues for withholding and withdrawing treatments, often encountered by end of life care physicians.


Hours: 0.70


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HEN-1038
Hours: 0.7
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2018
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the principles involved in making decisions about withdrawing or withholding treatment.
Apply these principles to the withholding/withdrawal of artificial feeding and hydration.
Apply these principles to the withholding/withdrawal of ventilation and attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Expert Reviewer: Patrick L. Clary, MD
Dr. Patrick Clary was the Medical Director of three New Hampshire hospices from 1993 through 2006. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He also founded and owns The Palliative Care Service, providing consultative and educational services in palliative medicine. Educated at Georgetown College and later at Georgetown's School of Medicine, his first professional training was in poetry as a student of Roland Flint. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, CoEvolution Quarterly, Patient Care, Journal of Palliative Medicine, JAMA and the Journal of Medical Humanities, as well as in anthologies and literary magazines. Dr. Clary was certified by the AMA as an Educating Physicians for End-of-life Care (EPEC) presenter in 1999 and has done more than 70 talks using that curriculum since certification.  Disclosure: Patrick L. Clary, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
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