This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course will review concerns that impact the decision-making process for patients and families, such as religious beliefs and culture. Various advance directives will be discussed, as well as resources to help the patient and the family with this often difficult choice. (Part 2: Course 7930)
Course created on February 23, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify religious/cultural viewpoints regarding artificial hydration and nutrition.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three advance directives patients may complete to identify their choices.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify criteria that are important to the patient and family in making this decision.
|15-20 Minutes||Religious beliefs|
|20-35 Minutes||Advance directives|
|35-45 Minutes||Resources available for patients and families|
|45-55 Minutes||Family and patient criteria for decision making|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP
Ms. Dougherty owns a private practice in Indiana, PA. She has worked with clients from the Northeast US and overseas. She is a past President of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), received the Academy’s 2007 Honor Award and AAPPSPA Award of Excellence in 2014. Denise is a co-editor of a new book, Private Practice Essentials: a Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA Press. She served on the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and is a member of the Technical Experts Panel for Quality of Insights of Pennsylvania, working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. Denise works as a legal consultant/expert witness in litigation involving negligence, malpractice and wrongful death. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and a master’s degree in communication disorders from St. Louis University. Ms. Dougherty is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association, and the American Speech and Hearing Association.
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