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

Royal Caribbean's  Rhapsody of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas

7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise Conference
Round-trip Venice, Italy
May 18 - 25, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours

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

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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,
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

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 and Women's Health at Stanford, Dr. Zappert has served as the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in Women's Health. Previously, Dr. Zappert served at Director of Clinical Training at Vaden Student Health Services at Stanford.

In addition to her clinical, teaching and research responsibilities at Stanford, Dr. Zappert has served as the Director of Stanford University's Sexual Harassment Policy Office since its inception in 1993. She also founded and directed the Women's Group Program for graduate and post-doctoral students in the Schools of Engineering, Business, Law, Medicine and Humanities and Sciences at Stanford.

Dr. Zappert's clinical work and research has focused on the areas of women's health, wellness and work. She has written and lectured extensively on those topics. 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.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
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 patientís 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.
Additional topics under development
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.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.


Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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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
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Wed May 22 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu May 23 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri May 24 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Sat May 25 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
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