Event Start Date 4/26/2013Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Location: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing at AbileneAddress: 1674 Pine StreetCity: AbileneState: TexasContact: Ava Walker at 325.696.0501 or Kristin Wright at 325.696.0535
Ethical Dilemmas and Current Research in Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias
Topics and Speakers:
Decreasing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in the Dementia Population, Mark Burns, MD
Ethical Issues in Dementia Care, Samuel Brinkman, PhD
The New Frontier of Alzheimer's Disease Research, Meharvan Singh, PhD
Objectives: Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss a comprehensive approach to the assessment of agitation/psychosis in dementia patients.
2. Explain non-pharmacologic approaches to the management of agitation/psychosis in patients with dementia.
3. Describe appropriate pharmacologic management of dementia patients suffering from agitation/psychosis.
4. Identify the ethical, legal, economic and social issues, including issues of social responsibility, that arise in the care and treatment of those with dementia arising from degeneration of the brain.
5. Explain ethical issues affecting individuals with dementia, including careers, families, health care providers, social services and society.
6. Recognize the legal, policy, and education implications of these ethical issues for the care and support of individuals with dementia and their families taking account of different cultural and social contexts.
7. Describe the biology of Alzheimer's disease.
8. Explain current methods of diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease and the limitations of these methods.
9. Discuss the major areas of research as it relates to diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
CME Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the Joint Sponsorship of Hendrick Medical Center and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing at Abilene.
Hendrick Medical Center is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Hendrick Medical center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category I CreditsTM. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Credit: Hendrick Medical Center will award 4 contact hours of continuing education credit for nurses attending this activity in its entirety.
This activity is co-provided by Hendrick Medical Center and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing at Abilene.
Hendrick Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Social Work Credit: Hendrick Medical Center is registered by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners as a Social Work Continuing Education Provider. Hendrick Medical Center will award 4 credit hours for the social worker.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, and other interested health care professionals who provide care for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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