This activity is part of an education series that focuses on clinically relevant topics germane to care coordination and disease management in an effort to reduce (re)admissions and educate health care providers on how best to empower their patients.
This activity is provided by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, social workers and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning about hospice care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Distinguish the differences between Palliative Care and Hospice Care.
- Describe the requirements for Hospice Care in the U.S.
- Identify the main goals of Hospice Care.
- Discuss the benefits and limitations of Hospice Care.
Joe Bedford, MD
Medical Director, Community Plans of Texas
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Judi Shaw-Rice, MD, FACP, MMM, CPE, FABQAURP
UnitedHealthcare Medical Director
Community Plans of Texas
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
All activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 live continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
These materials are intended ONLY for those who attended the live webcast held on April 19, 2023.
You must be logged into your account to participate in this activity. Get started by clicking “Continue” and completing the “Evaluation”; then follow the prompts at the bottom of the screen. At the end of the activity, you will be able to view, save or print your certificate of participation. A complete listing of your activities can be found under “My Account,” “My Activities.”
Available certificates for attending this activity. You may claim more than one type of credit.
- 1.00 ANCC Certificate for Nurses
- 1.00 ASWB Certificate or Social Workers
- 1.00 General Attendance Certificate
Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: You are required to claim credit and download a certificate to your transcript as proof of completion of this course.