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Course Overview

Healthcare professionals are often unprepared to respond to requests for physician-assisted death. This course will help hospice and palliative care professionals understand the reasons patients may initiate such a request, appropriate ways to respond to a request, and ways the team can address the underlying root cause for the request.

About the Course Author

Gregg VandeKieft is Medical Director for Palliative Care for Providence St. Joseph Health's Southwest Washington Service Area in Olympia, WA, and Associate Medical Director for the Providence Institute for Human Caring in Torrance, CA. His clinical practice includes inpatient palliative care consulting, outpatient palliative care, and clinical ethics consulting. Dr. VandeKieft attended medical school at the University of Iowa and Family Medicine residency training in Phoenix, AZ.  He completed the University of Washington's Certificate Program in Health Care Ethics, Michigan State University's masters program in Health and Humanities, and Harvard Medical School's Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. He holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. VandeKieft serves on the National Quality Forum's Geriatrics and Palliative and End-of-Life Care Standing Committee, the Supportive Care Coalition's board of directors, the Patient Quality of Life Coalition's Steering Committee, and the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest's steering committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Gregg VandeKieft, MD, MA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (13 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.00HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Pre-recorded Webinar.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.0 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-PAL-0-RPAD
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-07-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define physician-assisted suicide and clarify related concepts.; Explain strategies the care team can use to address the root cause of the request.; Identify ethical and legal ramifications related to physician-assisted death.; Identify root causes of suffering that may prompt requests for a hastened death.; Identify strategies to support members of the caregiving team when faced with requests for physician-assisted death.; Illustrate ways you can respond to these types of requests.
  • Outline:

    Requests for Physician-Assisted Death
    Definitions
    Terminology
    Legal Status of PAD in the U.S.
    Common Requirements in U.S. PAD Laws
    Aggregate Data in Stats with Legal PAD (OR, WA, VT, CA, CO)
    Knowledge Check
    Concerns Expressed by Individuals Inquiring about PAD
    Oregon Research
    Exploring Requests for PAD
    Potential Responses to Requests for PAD
    6 Steps in Responding
    Step 1: Clarify the Request
    Step 2: Assess the Underlying Cause(s) of the Request
    Step 3: Affirm your Commitment to Care for the Patient
    Step 4: Address the Root Causes of the Request
    Step 5: Educate the Patient and Discuss Legal Alternatives
    Step 6: Consult with Colleagues
    Knowledge Check
    Ethical Considerations
    AMA Code of Ethics: Opposes PAD
    AMA Code of Ethics
    Major U.S. Professional Societies’ Stance on PAD
    Contextual Factors When Facing Inquiries about PAD
    Knowledge Check
    Moral Distress
    Moral Distress Triggers: If My Patient Asks for PAD…
    Moral Distress Triggers: If I Participate…
    Moral Distress Triggers: If I Don’t Participate…
    Moral Distress: Supporting our Colleagues
    Knowledge Check
    Acknowledgments
    Resources
    References

     

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Advanced level Social Workers; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.