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Ethical Implications of the Decision to End Treatment in Treatment Refractory Anorexia Nervosa: Volume 43 and Issue 4

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About the Course:

The concept of medical futility is accepted in general medicine, yet little attention has been paid to its application in psychiatry. We explore how medical futility and principles of palliation may contribute to the management of treatment refractory anorexia nervosa.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Ethical Implications of the Decision to End Treatment in Treatment Refractory Anorexia Nervosa: Volume 43 and Issue 4 created by Amy Lopez, LCSW, Joel Yager, MD, and Robert E. Feinstein, MD

Publication Date:

May 2010

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Amy Lopez, LCSW
Joel Yager, MD
Robert E. Feinstein, MD

Course Creator

Tyler Gibson

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for nutritionists, counselors, social workers, and other medical or mental health professionals who seek knowledge about ethical issues related to treatment resistant anorexia.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. List services associated with psychiatric palliative care.
  2. Explain legal and ethical issues related to involuntary treatment.
  3. Describe what factors are associated with treatment resistant anorexia.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101858
  • 1 CE credit hour
  • NBCC: 0.75 CE credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $5.97
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