This is Part 1 of a two-part series about alternate nutrition and hydration (ANH). This course reviews patient and family concerns that impact the ANH decision-making process, including religious beliefs and culture. Advance directives are discussed and resources for patients/families are provided.
Part 2: Course 9582
Course created on January 19, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of culture and religion on the ANH decision-making process.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify two advance directives that allow patients to make their choices known.
- After this course, participants will be able to list criteria that are important to the patient and family when making decisions about alternate nutrition and hydration.
|5-15 Minutes||The Impact of Culture|
|15-20 Minutes||The Impact of Religious Beliefs|
|20-35 Minutes||Advance Directives|
|35-45 Minutes||Resources for patients and families to assist decision-making|
|45-55 Minutes||Family and patient criteria for decision-making|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Denise Dougherty owns and operates a private practice in Indiana, PA where she conducts therapy with children and adults. She received her bachelor's in communication disorders from Marywood University and her master's from St. Louis University. Since 2007, Denise has served on the Expert Work Group of the Physicians Office Quality Measure Project for Quality Insights of Pennsylvania working on initiating quality measures for CMS to improve effectiveness, efficiency, economy and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries - specifically Medication Review. She is a past president of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA), a past member of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee and co-editor of <i>Private Practice Essentials: A Practical Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists.</i> Denise works as a forensic speech pathologist and expert witness in litigation involving dysphagia, choking deaths and surgical errors.
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