for Clinical Accuracy:
Other Intended Learner Audiences:
Other Learning Resource Type:
A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with care.
The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what a family meeting is, when and why a family meeting should take place.
Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
Identify how the family meeting is an essential tool to assist in end of life (EOL).
Review sentinel events precipitating family meetings.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines:
Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.
In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy:
, , and . End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/255