2009 Symposium

Spring 2009 CME Symposium: ‘The Art of Medicine at the End of Life.’

‘The Art of Medicine at the End of Life’–our one-day palliative care symposium designed for physicians in all specialties–took place on May 8th, 2009 at the New York Academy of Medicine. Download the brochure now.

This highly interactive course used short didactic presentations, discussions, and case presentations to enhance understanding, comfort level, and skill in working with patients who are at or near the end of their lives.

Learning Objectives: Participants emerged from the course with an enhanced ability to:

  • Prepare patients and their families for the transition to the end of life.
  • Implement strategies to provide a more personal level of patient care and thereby enhance the quality of remaining life for terminally ill patients.
  • Recognize appropriate times to suggest palliative care or hospice to patients and their families.
  • Gain basic understanding of common legal and ethical considerations in palliative care.
  • Gain basic knowledge concerning common psychiatric aspects of terminal illness as they affect patients and their caregivers.
  • Recognize spiritual and religious issues that commonly occur in caring for patients in terminal situations.
  • Gain a basic knowledge of research and policy trends in palliative care.

Accrediting body: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029. Eligible for 7 hours of category 1 CME credit.