13.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 13.00 / CE for Nurses
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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.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other allied professionals interested in broadening their knowledge base in palliative care.
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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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
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CE for Nurses
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.
This activity is approved for 13.00 nursing contact hours.
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