An In-Depth Look at Palliative Care and Its Services
What You’ll Learn
- Define palliative care and the impact it has on quality of life for patients and their families
- Describe the characteristics of patients who can benefit from palliative care
- Locate resources to address your patients' palliative care needs
What You’ll Earn
After completing the course, you’ll earn a Verification of Attendance certificate.
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Case Management: 1.25 CE
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.25 CE (NYSED)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
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Tools & Resources
Definition of palliative care and how it improves quality of life for patients living with a serious illness, and their families.
2019 report on growth of hospital palliative care across the fifty states, gaps in access, and federal and state policy recommendations.
A palliative care physician helps a cancer patient cope with her coming death, while her oncologist struggles to give up treatment. Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP. Health Affairs Blog, 2014.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Founder, Director Emerita and Strategic Medical Advisor, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA
Senior Education Advisor
Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA
Spragens & Gualtieri-Reed
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA
Spragens & Gualtieri-Reed
Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Supportive Care.*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sachin Kale, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Katie Wang, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
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Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.