Mental Illness, Treatment Futility and Compassionate Care: The Case of Anorexia Nervosa

March 9, 2018 to March 10, 2018

Target Audience

Clinicians and mental health professionals who work with patients with severe and enduring anorexia nervosa, and palliative care clinicians who might someday do so. This conference aims to include psychiatrists, palliative care physicians, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers who work with anorexia patients, as well as other licensed mental health practitioners. We have sought continuing education credit for mental health professionals through a separate organization. We are applying through Duke for credit for MDs, nurses, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the difficulties of treating patients with chronic anorexia nervosa
Explore the ethics of treatment refusal
Describe how assessment of decision-making capacity works
Discuss alternative approaches to care for this population, approaches that focus on quality of life

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 13.00 JA Credit - AH
Registration Opens: 
04/02/2018
Registration Expires: 
04/01/2019
Activity Starts: 
03/09/2018 - 8:30am
Activity Ends: 
03/10/2018 - 3:15pm
Rating: 
0

Available Credit

  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 13.00 ANCC
  • 13.00 Attendance
  • 13.00 JA Credit - AH
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