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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Nutrition and Hydration

Reducing Readmissions | Continuing Education | VITAS Healthcare

If a terminal patient wishes to forgo food and water, is it ethical to honor their wishes? What are the medically accepted reasons for altered nutritional support and hydration? The goal of this webinar is to examine all aspects of ethical and medical issues surrounding nutritional support and hydration for patients near the end of life.

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Examine how the cardinal ethical values impact decision-making regarding nutritional support and hydration at the end of life
  • Review the pathophysiological mechanisms that result in an altered nutritional status and altered hydration as patients near the end of life
  • Summarize the data in the medical literature regarding nutritional support and hydration support for patients near the end of life

Thank you for attending this webinar held on November 10, 2016

 
This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
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Denise Clark, DO
Associate Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare

Dr. Clark has been a physician with VITAS Healthcare since 2010. Today, as associate medical director in Central Florida, she is involved in the care and treatment of patients within VITAS’ third-largest program. Dr. Clark received her doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from A.T. Stillman University in Kirksville, Missouri. She completed her internship at Dallas-Ft. Worth Medical Center, a residency in family medicine at Florida Hospital-East Orlando and a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Florida. She is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Clark is a clinical assistant professor at Florida State University College of Medicine.