Goldman Berland Lectureship in Palliative Medicine

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This lectureship is sponsored by Providence Center for Health Care Ethics and honors two Providence St. Vincent Medical Center physicians: Robert Goldman, M.D. and John Berland, M.D.

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Jennifer L. Gaudiani, M.D., CEDS

Jennifer L. Gaudiani, M.D., CEDS, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. From 2008 to 2016, she was one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, the nation’s top medical stabilization center for adults with eating disorders who are too medically compromised to receive care in a mental health setting. She left as its Medical Director to found the Gaudiani Clinic, which provides outpatient medical care to patients with eating disorders and disordered eating. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-disciplinary approach, the Clinic cares for the whole person, in the context of their values.

Dr. Gaudiani has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in the scientific literature, and sits on the board of IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) as the only internist. Dr. Gaudiani is one of very few outpatient internists in the US who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation.

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When They Can’t ‘Just Eat’: Palliative Approaches and End-of-Life Considerations in Adults with Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa carries the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. As an ego-syntonic disorder (a disease that, paradoxically, steals patients’ lives and values while simultaneously feeling right and precious to the patient), anorexia nervosa is a problem that always resists treatment. How, then, do we know when enough is enough? This talk will explore the complicated concepts and ethical dilemmas important to severe and enduring anorexia nervosa.

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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Managing Eating Disorders

Patients with eating disorders in any setting—outpatient, residential, or inpatient—do best when a multidisciplinary team cares for them. Working together with respectful communication and dedication to scope of practice, the team offers patients with eating disorders the best possible clinical care. In this talk, not only will the vital roles of a care team be presented, but also the detailed fundamentals of the medical complications of eating disorders.

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Continuing Education

If you wish to receive continuing education credit:

Sign-in at the registration table and complete by Friday, April 14th (after this date one can receive a certificate of attendance only) the corresponding online evaluation survey for each event you attended.

These events meet the criteria for 1.8 nursing contact hours. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Department of Nursing, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon, is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP8693. Providence Portland Medical Center designates these live educational activities for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in these activities. Providence Portland Medical Center is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

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Online viewing will be available post-presentations. Please note that there will be no live-streaming available. When presentations are available for viewing, a link will be sent to those who have registered.