An In-Depth Look At Palliative Care And Its Services

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015

What You’ll Learn

  1. Define palliative care and the impact it has on quality of life for patients and their families
  2. Describe the characteristics of patients who can benefit from palliative care
  3. 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.

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:

Case Management: 1.25 CE
Licensed Professional Counselors: 1.00 CE
Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 1.25 CNE
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.25 CE (NYSED)

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This course is open-to-all at no cost.

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Tools & Resources

Definition of Palliative Care

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

This is the only evidence-based definition of palliative care. Developed through CAPC's national research study, it contains the key messages that explain palliative care clearly for all audiences. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2011.

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2015 State-by-State Report Card

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

2015 report on growth of hospital palliative care across the fifty states, gaps in access, and federal and state policy recommendations.

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‘I Don’t Want Jenny To Think I’m Abandoning Her’: Views On Overtreatment

Last Updated: February 28, 2019

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.

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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.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.