Per the "Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act", the State Board of Medical Examiners and the New Jersey State Board of Nursing now requires that each person licensed as a physician or advanced practice nurse is to complete two credits of educational programs or topics related to end-of-life care.
Credits earned participating in this CME activity will satisfy the end-of-life care education requirement for NJ medical license renewal.
- Download the New Jersey Practitioner Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form, as you will be asked to review it during your activity.
- Watch the presentation, End of Life: Meeting the Challenges.
- Download and read Assessment of Patients Competence to Consent to Treatment (Appelbaum, 2007).
- Submit a post-activity evaluation. Learners must score greater than or equal to 80% to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Target audience: All physicians licensed in the state of New Jersey. Advanced practice nurses are invited to participate.
Speakers: Shira Goldberg, M.D.,
Jessica Israel, M.D.,
Robert Novy, Esq.
Disclosure statement: Shira Goldberg, M.D.,
Jessica Israel, M.D.,
Robert Novy, Esq., and planners have declared nothing to disclose.
- Distinguish between palliative care and hospice
- Assess, treat, and manage pain and non-pain symptoms in patients with chronic illness using WHO management guidelines.
- Develop a structured approach to the assessment of decision-making capacity using Appelbaum's four legally relevant criteria.
- Formulate a strategy for determining a surrogate decision maker using legal order of priority.
- Identify three advance directive tools for use in healthcare decision-making.
Original release date: February 3, 2015.
Review date: February 3, 2018 unless indicated by new scientific developments.
Termination date: February 3, 2018.
Resources for further study:
Advance Directives - Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2015.
End-of-Life Care in New Jersey Hospitals: A Blueprint for Action. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2015.
End-of-Life Care - Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2015.
Opinion 8.081 - Surrogate Decision Making. (n.d.). Retrieved January 20, 2015.
Accreditation Statement: The Monmouth Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Monmouth Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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