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Women's Health, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault & Legal and Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care

Royal Caribbean's <em>Rhapsody of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas
7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise Conference
Round-trip Venice, Italy

May 18 - 25, 2019
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 NASB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD,

Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD,
Professor of Law
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Professor Kathy Cerminara bridges the medical and legal professions with her work on patients' rights in the end-of-life decision-making arena. She co-authors the nationally known treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, and is a reviewer for several medical and medical-legal journals. Her scholarship most recently has focused on the intersection between end-of-life care, palliative care, and health care coverage policy. At the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, she is a full professor. She is also an affiliate faculty member at NSU's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.

Professor Cerminara teaches Torts; Health Policy, Bioethics & Quality of Care; Administrative Law; Civil Procedure; Bioethics; and other health-law-related courses. She also created and was the initial director of the online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers.

In 2017, she received a Scholars Award for innovative interprofessional work with the Broward County Mental Health Court.

Since 2012, she has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Law & Mental Health, based in Montreal, Canada. In that position, she has co-organized the stream of therapeutic jurisprudence presentations for four of the Academy's bi-annual Congresses: one in Amsterdam in 2013, one in Vienna in 2015, one in Prague in 2017, and one in Rome in 2019. In recognition of that work, in 2017, the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence awarded her and her co-organizer the first-ever Wexler/Winick Distinguished Service Award in Prague.

In recognition of that work, the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence awarded her and her co-organizer the first-ever Wexler/Winick Distinguished Service Award in Prague.

Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Cerminara taught at the University of Miami School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law, clerked in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced law with Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professor Cerminara received her JD magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LLM and JSD from Columbia University. She is an affiliate member of the Health Law and Tort Trial and Insurance sections of The Florida Bar, a retired member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Laraine T. Zappert, PhD

Laraine T. Zappert, PhD
Clinical Professor
Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director Sexual Harassment Policy Office
Stanford University
Director Women In Science and Engineering (WISE)
Women in Social Science and Humanities (WISSH)
Group Programs Dr. Zappert is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As a faculty member at the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford, Dr. Zappert was instrumental in developing and directing the first Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in Women’s Health. Previously, Dr. Zappert had served as Director of Clinical Training at Vaden Student Health Services at Stanford.

Currently, she teaches a course on Sexual Violence and Recovery, and supervises the clinical work of residents in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition to her clinical, teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Zappert has served as the Director of Stanford University's Sexual Harassment Policy Office since its inception in 1993. She also founded and led the Women’s Group Program at Stanford’s Graduate Schools of Business and Law for over 20 years. In 2001, Dr. Zappert initiated the (WISE) Women in Science and Engineering Program for women graduate and post-doctoral students in the Schools of Engineering, Science and Medicine at Stanford, and more recently, extended that program (WISSH) to graduate and post-doctoral women in Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford.

Dr. Zappert's clinical work and research has focused on the areas of women's mental health, work and wellness. She is the senior author of the 1985 landmark study “In the Pipeline”, as well as the 2002 study, “Priming the Pipeline” both of which examined the stresses confronting women in science and engineering at Stanford. Her book, Getting It Right: How Working Mother’s Successfully Take Up the Challenge of Life, Work and Family has been nationally recognized as an authoritative resource for professional women and their families.

Most recently, Dr. Zappert was the senior author on an article (in press) on The Impact of a Support Group Intervention for Women in STEM. In 2017, she was awarded a Faculty Fellowship at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

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Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. End of Life Care and Refusal of Treatment
    • Discuss ethically and legal appropriate end-of-life treatment choices with patients.
    • Explain the lines the line draws between appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life treatment choices for patients.
  2. Dying and the Patient With Decisionmaking Capacity
    • Differentiate between instructional and proxy advance directives.
    • Explain the difference between advance directives and physicians orders regarding end-of-life treatment options.
    • Discuss these differences with patients with decisionmaking capacity so that their wishes are memorialized in case of loss of that capacity.
    • Identify the gaps that arise between advance directives and orders in patient charts.
    • Assess the utility of POLST as a way to fill in those gaps.
  3. When the Patient Lacks Decisionmaking Capacity (With or Without An Advance Directive)
    • Explain state laws that permit family members or others acting on behalf of patients lacking capacity to speak on their behalf.
    • Analyze decisionmaking approaches under the three possibly applicable legal standards: substituted judgment, best interests, and the legally disfavored subjective test.
  4. Palliative Care and Hospice
    • Explain the difference between palliative care and hospice.
    • Explain Medicare requirements for the coverage of hospice care.
    • Evaluate suggestions of hospice care made by other members of the care team or by hospice providers themselves
  5. Futility: When Family Members Want It All
    • Explain legal recognition of death by neurological criteria and differentiate between issues involving patients satisfying that criteria and patients who do not, under the law.
    • Explain the concept of medical futility.
    • Distinguish between quantitative and qualitative futility.
    • Compare state laws specifically describing procedures to be followed when clinicians view a patient’s treatment as futile with state laws that are less procedurally specific.
  6. Beyond Withholding and Withdrawing
    • Differentiate between aid in dying and euthanasia.
    • Explain the statutory requirements in the states imposing strict procedures and reporting requirements regarding aid in dying.
    • Evaluate the practice of aid in dying as it proceeds without strict requirements in some states.
    • Assess the clinical practice guidelines for the practice.
  7. Case Discussions and Debriefing
    • Apply what was learned about patient capacity, brain death, and withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.
    • Relate principles to case scenarios.
    • Evaluate the relevance of principles discussed to attendee's own practice.
  8. Special Topics in Women's Health: Mood Disorders in Reproductive Age Women
    • Identify and treat psychological issues that arise in their patient's health profile that have to do with menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations.
  9. Special Topics in Women's Health: Psychological issues in the Transition to Motherhood
    • Identity and treat the psychological issues that arise in their patient's health profile that have to do with the transition to motherhood
  10. Special Topics in Women's Health: Biopsychosocial changes in the Postpartum
    • Identify and treat psychological issues that arise in their patient's health profile that have to do with the postpartum period, particularly postpartum depression
  11. Special Topics in Women's Health: Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse
    • Understand the different responses to sexual trauma and how best to deal with that in their practice.
  12. Special Topics in Women's Health: Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse
    • Recognize the intersection of psychological and psychological factors effect responses to trauma and apply this information in response to suvivors.
  13. Special Topics in Women's Health: Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence
    • Identify the issues that arise in patient's physical and mental health profiles that have their etiology in sexual assault violence.
  14. Special Topics in Women's Health: Understanding and Treating Psychological Trauma
    • Learn evidence - based and trauma-informed intervention techniques that can be used in treating survivors of sexual trauma
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat May 18 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun May 19 Dubrovnik, Croatia
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon May 20 Kotor, Montenegro
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue May 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 22 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu May 23 Katakolon, Greece
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri May 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 25 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice

Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, it is as if you stepped back in time.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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