4160.0 'Conscious Clauses' to Understanding Health Care Denials as Violations of Standards of Care

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
This panel reviews the evolution of health care in the US including major trends. It explores the implications of denials of care for the three trends of patient-centered, evidence-based medicine and prevention. The session reviews types of care that are affected by the denials of care and the sources of restrictions on care and implications for those restrictions on patient decision-making, health outcomes, and provider practices. It discusses the implications of the use of medical standards of care and denials of care. Finally, the panel examines the use of media related to denials of care, including messages in support of and in opposition to denials of care.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 1. Describe three major trends in US health care over 30 years 2. Recognize how denials of care are in opposition to these trends and the implications of reversing advances in care for women 3. Describe the range of health conditions affected and the sources of health care restricts and how they operate within various practice settings 4. Analyze the impact of restrictions on decision-making and informed consent 5. Describe the messages and messengers of supporters and opponents of health care denials 6. Articulate effective messages

1:30 PM
Health Care Professionals Opinions regarding New Messages regarding Health Care Refusals
Susan Lamontagne, Susan Berke Fogel, JD, Adrienne Verrilli, Jaime Brooks, JD and Tracy Weitz, PhD, MPA

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Organized by: Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, HIV/AIDS, Ethics

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing