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N-21: Breaking the Script—Improving End-of-Life Care Communication for Seniors and LGBTQ Elders

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to better communicate with seniors, especially LGBTQ seniors, their families, and caregivers about end-of-life care
2. Identify the unique health care concerns and challenges faced by LGBTQ elders
3. Learn LGBTQ inclusive and supportive language and communication strategies
4. Examine changes physicians can make to support aging and end of life care for LGBTQ patients
1 Credit CME

While approaches to end-of-life care have advanced considerably in recent decades, our ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and caregivers about options, needs, and wishes has not kept pace. This is especially true for the 2.4 million LGBTQ seniors currently living in the US—nearly half (48%) of whom, have not shared their sexual orientation or gender identity with their doctors. Learn how physicians can make communications changes to improve care and advance equity in aging.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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