Palliative Care: A Specialized Area of Practice (22nd Annual National Conference)
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from 22nd Annual National Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on September 24-26, 2013.
Current research shows that palliative care improves the quality of life for both patients and their family members. This specialized care, given to patients who are experiencing a serious or life-threatening disease like cancer or transplantation, focuses on the physical and emotional symptoms of treatment, and complex chronic disease management. Palliative care is different from hospice care, although both share similar principles of comfort and support. Unlike hospice care, palliative care begins at diagnosis and continues throughout the course of treatment and beyond. This session is designed to increase awareness of the value of specialized palliative care in complex disease management, leading to better outcomes and better health care economics.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- State the primary goal of palliative care for solid organ transplant patients at each stage of the transplant process
- Name the different types of health care professionals who are part of the specialized multidisciplinary palliative care team that addresses the physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns arising during the course of oncology therapies
Drew A. Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers