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New in Online CME: The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia

The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia

Description:

It is known that the prevalence of dementia has been steadily rising as the U.S. population’s average life expectancy rises. Dr. Susan Mitchell provides evidence-based considerations for treatment options and describes the role of hospital physicians in assisting patients with making treatment decisions.

Speaker:

Susan L. Mitchell MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist and Director of Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research
Clinical Epidemiologist

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct a well-informed risk-benefit discussion regarding interventions such as tube feeding.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of anti-microbial resistance in an already vulnerable patient population.
  • Discuss with patients and their families the implications of frequent hospitalizations.

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