Innovative Discoveries Series

Law, Technology, and End-of-Life Planning

Advance directives (AD) were created as legal documents to help ensure that patients’ wishes are respected at the end of life.  However, their actual impact on end-of-life care is less clear.  Most people do not complete them, and they are often unavailable when needed.  Recent technological innovations have sought to reinvent ADs.  Tech start-ups offer tools to create and store digital ADs, and commercial electronic health record systems are expanding their functionality to store end-of-life wishes.  I trace the history of ADs, discuss the limitations of the legal model, and describe current efforts to digitize end-of-life planning.  I will focus in part on efforts at the University of Pennsylvania to develop an EHR-integrated online platform for documenting end-of-life plans.

Presented By:

Joshua Rolnick, MD, JD

General Internist and VA Advanced Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Free!  Lunch will be served!

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Noon to 1 p.m.
In-person: Christiana Hospital,Room 110
Online: Watch live at https://bluejeans.com/361095905
Or join meeting ID 361095905 on the BlueJeans app on your smartphone or tablet

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Upcoming Lectures:

January 11, 2019: Beyond Rants, Raves, and Reputation: Using Patient Comments to Improve Care

CCHS Global Health Residency Track

GLOBAL HEALTH SERIES

Please join us for this month’s global health talk!
The Global Health Residency Tracks of Christiana Care Health System, in partnership with the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association, are pleased to invite you to this month’s global health talk.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 pm
LIVE: Ammon Medical Education Center Main Auditorium (broadcast to Room 2 in the Brandywine Conference Center at Wilmington Hospital).

Reduction in Maternal Mortality Through Advances in Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Postpartum hemorrhage remains a leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. This talk presents an overview of this major global health issue, and key innovations from around the world. For the past decade, a large global research group has been conducting research and sharing best practices worldwide. Funded by the NIH and foundations, these innovations have helped shape MCH and GH policy.  Our group will have recently presented several papers on this topic at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  We invite you to hear these updates, targeted at all levels of learners, professionals, and staff in the Christiana Care community.

Speaker:
Professor Shivaprasad Goudar
JN Medical College, India

Co-Hosts:
Dr. Matthew Hoffman
Dr. Omar Khan

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The CCHS Global Health Curriculum is an interdepartmental collaboration, supporting the Global Health Tracks in the Depts. of Medicine and Family Medicine, and the Med-Peds Residency, with the support of the Delaware Academy of Medicine, Delaware Public Health Association, and Delaware Academy of Family Physicians.

All are welcome to attend this talk.  Global Health Curriculum residents are required to attend.  There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required. Food and Refreshments will be served.

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