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End of Life and Palliative Care

The Oakstone Institute Clinical Update

This course serves as an introduction and overview to the complex world of palliative care.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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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.

This course is available in Online Video Viewing format or on DVDs.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: The Oakstone Institute

Credits: Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

  • Palliative Radiation Therapy - Stephen Berns, MD
  • Palliative Care in the ICU - Zara Cooper, MD
  • Culture and Palliative Care - Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
  • Palliative Care in the ICU - Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP
  • Palliative Care in Neuro-Degenerative Disease - Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
  • Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management - Ursula A. McVeigh, MD
  • Palliative Care 2012 - Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
  • Hospice Billing and Documentation - Sonni Mun, MD
  • Hospice - Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
  • Pediatric Palliative Care - Eugene Perlov, MD
  • Palliative Care and End of Life - Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
  • Palliative Care Emergencies - Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
  • Geriatric Nephrology and Renal Palliative Care - Mark Swidler, MD

Stephen Berns, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Director, Medical Education
  • Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

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

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

Ursula A. McVeigh, MD

  • Interim Medical Director, Fletcher Allen
  • Palliative Care Medicine Physician
  • Fletcher Allen Assistant Professor
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

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

Sonni Mun, MD

  • Medical Director of The Haven Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Inpatient Hospice Unit
  • Bellevue Medical Center
  • New York, NY

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

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

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

Mark Swidler, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Accreditation

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

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2017
Estimated Time to Complete: 13 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning 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

Intended Audience

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

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