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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Introduction to Medical Ethics

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End-of-life care is full of decisions that must be made by patients, families and their healthcare providers. This webinar provides an overview of medical ethics and demonstrates how informed consent and advanced directives ensure that healthcare decision-making is both legal and ethical.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Define medical ethics and its various principles
  • Articulate the legal and ethical bases for informed consent
  • Comprehend the legal and ethical bases for advance directives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical bases for surrogate decision-making

For more continuing education information regarding this webinar, click here.

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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 class as well as completion of a brief online survey is required; certifications are forwarded after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Heather Veeder, MD
Regional Medical Director - San Antonio
VITAS Healthcare

Heather Veeder is a Medical Director for VITAS Heatlthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Veeder oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities, inpatient units and personal care homes in San Antonio, Texas. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.

Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Veeder held a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Before that, she served as a physician at an Access MD Urgent Care Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Veeder earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Music from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has a Medical Degree from Wright State University. Dr. Veeder completed her residency in Family Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Academy of Family Physicians and the Gold Humanism Society. She is also certified in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).