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Ethics and End of Life
March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Offering 1 CEU credit for Social Workers and Nurses -Virtual Zoom event
To register please click here: https://ethicsceu.ezregister.com
Biography for Diane Lapidus, RN Quality Assurance for Apex Hospice.
Diane has been a registered nurse for over 40 years with specialties in IV nursing, wound care, and for the last 15 years, she has been involved in Program Development in Home Health and Hospice Care. In her capacity as the Director of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement for Health Quest Home Care, she became part of a team coordinated and funded by Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. The goal of this team was to develop a model for continuity of care from Home Health to Palliative Care to Hospice. This coordination of care focused on Cancer patients and included detailed medication reconciliation and record sharing between hospitals, clinics, doctors, and all forms of home care. This team effort received recognition and an award from Medicare for Outstanding Development of Coordination of Care.
In 2016 when Diane moved to Illinois, her continued interest in Hospice and continuity of care led her to Apex Hospice and Palliative Care where she helped develop APEX Life Strong Cancer Program. She has also provided education to clinical and non-clinical staff at APEX, Long term facilities or nursing homes, Physician offices and others on a variety of topics within the scope of her knowledge and experience as a nurse educator. Continuity of care for all patients is of great importance to Diane which ties in closely to Ethics at the End of Life. She believes that the very concept of continuity of care is that all care should be patient driven, thus enhancing the ability to make ethical decisions at the end of life.