Community-based Palliative Care; Meeting the Needs of the Seriously Ill

October 21, 2016

Health systems across the U.S. are recognizing the importance of palliative care, which is specialized, interdisciplinary care that focuses on achieving the best possible quality of life by attending to the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals with serious illnesses and their family members.

Seriously ill individuals, not generally eligible for hospice services, may benefit greatly from a community-based palliative care (CBPC) program. CBPC programs offer a team approach to care, with care coordination and treatment goal support usually accomplished by an interdisciplinary team that may include physicians, advanced practice nurses, social workers, pharmacists, occupational and physical therapists, clergy and volunteers. These programs benefit patients by filling gaps in their care and health systems by creating cost savings through care coordination and reduced utilization. This webcast will address the goals of CBPC care, the different models of care available and the main characteristics and critical elements of successful CBPC programs.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to

  • State the goals of a CBPC program and identify community resources
  • Discuss the role of interdisciplinary CBPC teams
  • Identify critical elements for a successful CBPC program
  • List the different models of care available across a range of care settings
  • Describe the clinical benefit and cost savings of CBPC programs

Dr. MeierPresenter
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
Vice Chair for Public Policy and Professor
Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai
Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
New York, New York

About the Presenter
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the U.S. Under her leadership, the number of palliative care programs in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled in the last 10 years. Dr Meier is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 MacArthur Fellowship. She was named as one of 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better in the U.S. by HealthLeaders Media 2010. In 2012, she was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor for Cancer Control in recognition of her pioneering leadership of the effort to bring non-hospice palliative care into mainstream medicine. Dr Meier has published more than 200 original peer reviewed papers and several books. Her most recent book, Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, was published by Humana in 2014. She edited the first textbook on geriatric palliative care, as well as four editions of Geriatric Medicine. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai since 1983.

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Faculty Disclosure
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP has indicated that she has no relevant financial relationships.

Activity Planners
Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

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Social Workers
This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

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Target Audience

These materials are intended only for those that attended the live webcast held on Friday, October 21, 2016.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers (all practice types) and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in palliative care.

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Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
  • 1.00 ASWB
Activity opens: 
10/13/2016
Activity expires: 
11/28/2016
Event starts: 
10/21/2016 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
10/21/2016 - 2:00pm
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
  • 1.00 ASWB
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