Is it Ageism, Ignorance or Both? (Archive)

1.0 CME / 1.0 CMD Management / 1.0 MOC

How was ageism evident in healthcare and society prior to Covid?  How has it surfaced in new forms during Covid-19?  What can be done about it?  Join us as we discuss and debate the extent of this perennial ethical challenge for older adults and those who have cared for them through the pandemic.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a definition of ageism
  • Describe some ways in which ageism surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic as it affected older adults and providers in the post-acute and long-term care setting
  • Offer constructive responses to ageism n the PALTC setting

Timothy Holahan, DO, CMD, is an Assistant Professor at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is Certified in Palliative Care Medicine. He is working at University of Rochester Medical Center/ URMGG. He is an associate Medical Director of Highland at Brighton. He is serving as a Medical Director at Hurlbut Care Communities. He and few other Ethics Committee members developed Advance Care Planning Tool Kit and Documentation Guide for AMDA. His passion is to serve elderly and deliver patient centered quality care.

Peter Jaggard, MD, CMD, served as the Chair of Ethics Committee of AMDA for the year 2014-18. He played a key role in developing the Advance Care Planning Tool Kit and Template. He has a Masters in Bioethics from Trinity International University. He serves as Medical Director at Westminster Place in Evanston, Illinois.

Jeffrey Nichols, MD, CMD, is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist with experience in practice, administration and teaching at every level and throughout the long term care continuum from post-acute to home care and Hospice. He currently serves on the Board of AMDA and as your  Treasurer as well as Chair of the Finance Committee but is also a longtime member and former Chair of the Ethics Committee. He is the author of the Dr. Jeff column in Caring for the Ages.

James Wright, MD, PhD, CMD, is Chair of the AMDA Ethics subcommittee. He holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Certificate in Bioethics from Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Wright has a particular interest in the intersection of ethics, religion and dementia. He is medical director of three residential communities in Richmond, Virginia.

Credit Information:

Activity Created 8/2021
Credits Available Until 8/2024

Credit Statements: 

CME: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CMD: This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

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