Managing Difficult Patients in Hospice
Recorded On: 06/17/2020
There are not enough evidence-based recommendations available to clinicians to manage some of the more-complicated diseases facing hospice patients. This webinar will offer common practices for some of the most common disease prognoses that often challenge interdisciplinary group members and patient-care teams.
Comprehensive documentation of care provided and timely updates to the plan of care are essential in management of patients with difficult disease prognoses.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- What behaviors and signs to look for in patients with Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s with dementia, or congestive heart failure
- How to help your patient-care team recognize depression and suicidal ideations and who to report them to and how to document
- Clinical review of congestive heart failure and inotrope therapy as a possible mode of treatment
Clevis Parker, MD, HMA
Dr. Clevis T. Parker, Sr., currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for a for-profit hospice and palliative care organization based in southern Nevada.
Early in his practice, Dr. Parker recognized his passion for palliative and end-of-life care. Since then, he has devoted his practice to serving this population. His commitment to the hospice and palliative care community is based on a strong belief in the philosophy of care, and the substantial need for education and support in achieving best outcomes for those experiencing a life-limiting condition. This can be achieved by ensuring patients and families are properly educated about their disease process in order to make informed decisions based on their culture, values, and beliefs.
Dr. Parker has developed and implemented various family medicine practices, and hospice and palliative care programs including the first in-patient palliative care Joint Commission Accredited program in Indiana. His efforts have produced quality outcomes, refined work flow, and momentous process improvement projects. As a strong advocate of hospice and palliative care, he continues to support hospices by providing education on the role of the hospice medical director from a regulatory and clinical perspective across the country.
Dr. Parker completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana and received his MD from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency in 1999 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana where he served as co-chief resident during his third year of residency. He received his Master’s degree in Health Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Ethics at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Care.
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