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Ethical & Legal Considerations in Medical Futility


Total Credits: .75 including .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Topics:
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit |  AOA Category 1-A Credit |  End-of-Life Care |  Family Medicine |  Medical Law |  Primary Care |  Professionalism
Faculty:
Natalie Alexander, DO
Duration:
45 Minutes
Expiration:
Access till 01/05/2027 after purchase.


Description

This program will expire and must be completed by 01/05/27.

*** Please note this program was part of the KCU Homecoming 2023. If you participated in the live event, you would not want to choose this program. ***

This presentation will review ethics, best practices, and legal considerations regarding medical futility - with an emphasis on withholding/de-escalating treatment.

Learning Objectives:
Develop a practical sense/working definition of what constitutes medical futility… or doesn’t!
Recognize pitfalls to determining futility, such as bias or paternalism.
Become comfortable with ethical practices, approaching futility.
Discuss legal cases that helped shape current practice.
Apply futility ethics in real life!

Accreditation Statement:
The event has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA (Allopathic) Credit Designation:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)ä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOA (Osteopathic) Credit Designation:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) s accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit(s) and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Planning Committee Disclosure:
Each of the members of the KCU CME Planning Committee discloses that he/she has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this presentation, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this program.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial written response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

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Natalie Alexander, DO, is board-certified in family medicine. Her professional interests include women’s health, family planning, LGBTQ+ health and bioethics.

Compassionate and understanding, she embraces a collaborative approach to caring for her patients in order to meet her patients’ goals. She believes it is her job to listen to patients, evaluate their situation and provide the best advice she can based on sound medical evidence.

With a background in ethics, including a related master’s degree from Kansas City University and participation on the Cone Health ethics committee, she believes it is beneficial to have an academic understanding plus real-world experience when it comes to tackling ethical situations in a compassionate manner. She is particularly interested in issues around reproductive/sexual health and end-of-life care.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and horseback riding. 

Natalie Alexander, DO, discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Alexander can be reached at Natalie.alexander@conehealth.com.


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