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End of Life and Palliative Care

End of Life and Palliative Care

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Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

13.00 hours

Released

July 1, 2014

Expires

June 30, 2017

Maximum Credits

13.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
13.00 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider




This program is provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Producer

This program is produced by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Program Description

This course serves as an introduction and overview to the complex world of palliative care. Lectures with visual aids are presented by national experts in the emerging field of palliative care. Presenters discuss the basic precepts of palliative care and go into detail in terms of symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care programs can interface with traditional medical care. After completing this course, learners should have a broad understanding of the field.

Intended Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other allied professionals interested in broadening their knowledge base in palliative care.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of palliative care and how it interfaces with the health system in order to provide comfort and symptom management in serious disease states and at the end of life
  • Recognize the specific clinical syndromes and problems that can happen in late stage disease to cause suffering and become familiar with medications and other interventions which can help manage these conditions
  • Become familiar with the concept of hospice programs and understand their payment mechanisms and eligibility criteria

Topics and Speakers

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Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Faculty

Stephen Berns, MD
Assistant Professor
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Reports no commercial interest

Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Medical Education
Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Reports no commercial interest

Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hofstra-NS/LIJ School of Medicine
Hempstead, NY
Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
Director, Palliative Medicine Unit
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, NY
Reports no commercial interest

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Education Director
Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Geriatric Research,
Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY
Reports no commercial interest

Ursula A. McVeigh, MD
Interim Medical Director, Fletcher Allen
Palliative Care Medicine Physician
Fletcher Allen Assistant Professor
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Reports no commercial interest

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics
Vice Chair for Public Policy and Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Reports no commercial interest

Sonni Mun, MD
Medical Director of The Haven Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Inpatient Hospice Unit
Bellevue Medical Center
New York, NY
Reports no commercial interest

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
Adjunct Associate Professor
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director, Palliative Care
New York Hospital Queens
Flushing, NY
Reports no commercial interest

Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA
Reports no commercial interest

Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
The Tisch Cancer Institute
Lilian and Benjamin Herzberg
Palliative Care Institute Brookdale
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Reports no commercial interest

Mark Swidler, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Reports no commercial interest

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

CME Course Advisor:
Sandy Mardant

CME Manager
sandy.mardant@ebix.com
205-437-3058

Credit

13.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

13.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 13.00 nursing contact hours.

Disclaimer

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