Death and Dying and Care of the Terminally Ill

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Death and Dying and Care of the Terminally Ill

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports working with other organizations concerned with the care of the sick and dying such as the North Carolina Hospital Association, the North Carolina Council of Churches, the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association, the Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, and the North Carolina Hospital Chaplains Association to preserve the dignity and peace of the individual in all matters pertaining to death and dying; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports hospice and palliative care and physician participation in this approach to the care of the terminally ill patients; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the involvement of medical schools and other institutions in educating health professionals about the importance of devoting increased attention in their teaching programs to the special problems involved in the care of terminally ill patients; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports the provision of in-service education programs by hospitals and nursing homes for all health workers to increase their understanding of and sensitivity to the special needs of the dying patients and their families; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports cooperation between organized medicine and educational, religious, or other interested organizations in sponsoring community forums for public education on the realities of caring for the dying patient.

(Report E-1979, adopted 5/5/79)
(revised, Report II-1989, Item 14, adopted 11/11/89)
(revised, Report L-1999, Item 18, adopted 11/14/99)
(revised, Report C-2005, Item 9, adopted 10/16/2005)
(revised, Report J-2010, Item 3-2, adopted 10/24/2010)(reaffirmed, NCMS Policy Review Report, Item 6, adopted 10/24/2015)

 
 

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