Comfort Feeding Only: Considerations for Feeding at End of Life

Jennifer Wong, M.H.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathology
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This webinar is eligible for 1.0 SAC CEEs (Category A).

Presented by Jennifer Wong, M.H.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists

This session pertains to:  Adults (18-64) and geriatric (64+)

Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

This webinar will provide an overview of practices and evidence related to feeding at end of life. The presentation will be supplemented by case examples and will utilize a quality improvement lens to discuss potential challenges and approaches when implementing a Comfort Feeding Only policy.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Gain perspectives into variation in terminology related to comfort feeding practices, and will also be asked to reflect on how different interprofessional environments may impact feeding protocols at end of life.
  2. Be able to identify clinical rationale for use of a comfort feeding approach, and strategies for discussions with substitute decision-makers.
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