Debra Wertheimer, MD
$150 Purchase Price
Comfort Care for Residents Receiving Life Prolonging Therapies
Dr. Wertheimer leads a discussion with nursing assistants to identifying their role in providing palliative care throughout a resident’s stay in long term care, even while receiving life prolonging therapies. This role includes: reporting symptoms; pain management; and other comfort care measures. Bedside conversations with residents reveal how comfort care improves their lives.
Topics: respecting advance directives, symptom reporting, comfort and support
Audience: Students in allied health and medical training; long-term and hospice care staff
This program is part of “Comfort Care in Long-Term Care” series.