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Ethical Dilemmas at End of Life


Presentation Title: Ethical Dilemmas at End of Life
Presentation Objectives: Following this presentation, participants will: 1. Understand the difference between withholding and withdrawing ventilator support 2. Learn how to recognize and manage medical futility 3. Describe the different types of advanced directives

 

The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Karen Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS, Midwestern University

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS is a graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) with a DO degree, Dr. Nichols holds a Master’s degree in Management with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. She has dedicated her career to advancing osteopathic medical education through outstanding leadership. Dr. Nichols  was the first woman to serve as the president of AOMA, AOA, and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She was recently elected Vice Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Trustees and as Chair of the United Federation of Osteopathic Societies (UFOS), a coalition of forty smaller state societies, the District of Columbia, and the Military. Dr. Nichols recently retired from her position as Dean of Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, serving from 2002 to 2018.

Dr. Nichols has no disclosures.


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