Being Mortal - Medicine and What Matters in the End (HM4015)
Textbook: Being Mortal
Author(s): Atul Gawande
Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, VRA-Canada
Credit Hours: 16
CCM Credit Hours: 7
Homestudy, Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.
- Review how the process of aging, frailty and dying unfolds and explain how people experience the end of their lives.
- Discuss clinician's ultimate limitations, failures and successes in their efforts to deal with patients as their life draws to a close.
- Explain how an elderly person's ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life - all the way to the very end.
- Discuss the transformation of nursing homes from "total institutions" which emphasizes only "safety" to a semblance of home that creates a life of worth and freedom for the residents.
- The Independent Self
- A Better Life
- Letting Go
- Hard Conversations