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End‐of‐Life Caring Through Communication, Law, & Ethics

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Jun
29
Jun 29 - Jul 07 - Southampton
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End‐of‐Life Caring Through Communication,
Law, & Ethics

8 Night Scandinavian Escape Cruise Conference
Round-trip Southampton, England

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
June 29 - July 7, 2017

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Royal Caribbean's Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. End of Life Care and Refusal of Treatment
    • Discuss ethically and legally appropriate end-of-life treatment choices with patients.
    • Explain the lines the law draws between appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life treatment choices for patients with decision-making capacity.
  2. Dying and the Patient With Decisionmaking Capacity
    • Differentiate between instructional and proxy advance directives.
    • Explain the difference between advance directives and physician orders regarding end-of-life treatment choices.
    • Discuss these differences with patients with decision-making capacity so that their wishes are memorialized in case of loss of such 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 Capacity (and Has No Advance Directive)
    • Explain state laws that permit family members or others acting on behalf of patients lacking capacity to speak on their behalf.
    • Analyze decision-making approaches under the three possibly applicable legal standards: substituted judgment, best interests, and the legally disfavored subjective test.
  4. 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 patient’s treatment as futile with state laws that are less specific.
  5. Beyond Withholding and Withdrawing: Aid-in-Dying, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Death With Dignity
    • Differentiate between aid-in-dying and euthanasia.
    • Explain the statutory requirements in the states imposing strict procedural and reporting requirements regarding aid-in-dying there.
    • Describe the ways that courts in other states that have determined aid-in-dying is legal there.
    • Assess the clinical practice guidelines being developed regarding aid-in-dying.
  6. Case Discussions (Both)
    • Apply what was learned about patient capacity, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, and brain death.
    • Relate principles to case scenarios.
    • Demonstrate communication techniques for addressing these issues.
  7. Course Debriefing (Both)
    • Evaluate the relevance of principles discussed to audience's own practice.
    • Conclude which of the principles and skills addressed to apply in that practice.
  8. Breaking Bad News
    • Select communication issues that need to be addressed when delivering bad news to patients
    • Demonstrate the use of a communication tool in specific patient scenarios
  9. The Neuroscience of Anger and the Angry Patient Encounter
    • Discover new concepts in the neuroscience of anger
    • Apply a communication tool to mitigate anger in oneself and others
  10. Advanced Care Planing and End of Life Care
    • Describe the differences in ACP & EOL
    • Explain ACP & EOL to patients and families
  11. Medical care options for terminally ill adults
    • Select treatment options that meet the patients wishes
  12. Case Discussions (Both)
    • Apply what was learned about patient capacity, withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment, and brain death.
    • Relate principles to case scenarios.
    • Demonstrate communication techniques for addressing these issues.
  13. Course Debriefing (Both)
    • Evaluate the relevance of principles discussed to audience's own practice.
    • Conclude which of the principles and skills addressed to apply in that practice.
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.
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End‐of‐Life Caring Through Communication, Law, & Ethics

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Jun
29
Jun 29 - Jul 07 - Southampton
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD,

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.

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.

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 three of the Academy"s bi-annual Congresses: one in Amsterdam in 2013, one in Vienna in 2015, and one upcoming in Prague in 2017.

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 J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LL.M. and J.S.D. 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.

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH

Dr. Monica Broome is an international speaker for medicine, law, and business. Her interest is the neuroscience of communication. She is the CEO of Arete Medical Enterprise and the Director of the Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.

Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women's Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia.

Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women's Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. To continue her interest in promoting women's health, Dr. Broome currently serves on the Institute for Women's Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women's Association. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

Dr. Broome completed a three-year fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she participated in programs in healthcare communication at the Macy Institute. She is an educational director and master trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and MGMA Medical Group Management Association.

Her international presentations include the International Conference on Communication in Health Care and the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform, the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter, the Advisory Board for Florida International University Graduate School of Business Healthcare MBA program, and the test writing committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

Dr. Broome chaired the Committee on Communication and technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum and co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009.

In 2014, the European Association on Communication in Healthcare elected her to be Deputy National Representative for the United States. She was reelected in 2016.
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.


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.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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

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.

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

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

Accreditation: 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.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Thu Jun 29 Southampton (London), United Kingdom
- 4:30 pm
Fri Jun 30 Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 01 Stavanger, Norway
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Jul 02 Kristiansand, Norway
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 03 Oslo, Norway
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 04 Copenhagen, Denmark
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 05 Skagen, Denmark
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Jul 06 Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 07 Southampton (London), United Kingdom
5:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Southampton (London), England (Embark and Debark) - "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson's famous words are as true today as when he spoke them. A visitor to London could fill a month with fascinating people, art, music, late-night dancing, fabulous shopping, an endless array of pubs and first rate meals. Tourists should take in Victoria Station, the beauty of Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the pomp of Buckingham Palace. And then there are the "Elgin Marbles" at the British Museum and the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Or visit Sherlock Holmes' HQ on Baker Street (you know the address). After all that, make what might be the most important stop of all: grab a pint at one of the many corner pubs that's been hosting revelers since before America was a nation. Definitely a place to "take in," not just "pass through."

From London, you'll transfer to Southampton to board your ship and start your cruise conference.
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in London Port tips from our blog
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Kristiansand, Norway - Kristiansand is the largest city in Southern Norway. Kristiansand is a family destinations, focusing in activities and attractions for families, one of the largest is Dyreparken, a gigantic zoo and amusement park which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016.
Oslo, Norway - At the head of Oslofjord, Norway's handsome capital awaits. Inspect Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon Tiki. Watch the changing of the palace guard. Ferry to the open-air Folke Museum with its 12th-century stave church.
Skagen, Denmark - Skagen is home to clear waters and beautiful white sand beaches. Home to Denmark's main fishing port and also thriving tourist industry, the town attracts 2 million people annually. The town offers a variety of quaint villages, churches, monuments and nature, so Skagen has something for everybody.
Stavanger, Norway - Stroll cobbled lanes in the Old Quarter, restored thanks to North Sea oil money. Feeling fearless? Cruise Lysefjord to sail under Prekestolen (Pulpit Rock), a huge cube that looms 1500 feet above your boat.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Independence of the Seas

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.
594 Sq. Ft., balcony 204 Sq. Ft.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom.
401 Sq. Ft., balcony 104 Sq. Ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom.
297 Sq. Ft., balcony 94 Sq. Ft.
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.
184 Sq. Ft., balcony 66 Sq. Ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.
199 Sq. Ft., balcony 65 Sq. Ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.
199 Sq. Ft., balcony 65 Sq. Ft.
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck.
184 Sq. Ft., balcony 66 Sq. Ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom.
159 Sq. Ft.
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom.
150 Sq. Ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $331.18
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason

before you cruise

Bath and Stonehenge



Tours
From day tours to extended touring of the UK

Bath and Stonehenge One of the most successful day trips - from ancient monuments to the best preserved 18th century city in Europe.

Enjoy a private guided tour of the mysterious site of Stonehenge. This ancient temple was built around 5,000 years ago, making it older than the pyramids of Egypt.

Tour the ancient baths. Built over 2,000 years ago, the Romans harnessed the hot local springs and were able to engineer a magnificent complex of plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas. End your visit to Bath with a visit to the impressive abbey.

To learn more about extending your vacation with this package, ask your CEI agent for details and availability.