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Drug Addiction and End-of-Life Pain Management

June 8, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

The number of people facing serious illness while also battling substance abuse is steadily rising.  Symptoms related to end-stage disease are often treated with restricted medications.  Such therapies can inadvertently increase suffering by exacerbating concurrent addiction.  Providing quality care and maintaining a sense of well-being can be further complicated by loved ones having addiction issues of their own.  This Webinar will explore ways to balance these challenging issues.

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the features of addiction
  • List three risk factors for developing addiction
  • Describe three interventions to curb abuse and reduce the likelihood of diversion


Amy L. Davis, DO, MS, FACP, FAAHPM

Dr. Davis is a Private Practitioner in Palliative Care & Symptom Management and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Drexel University School of Medicine. She also is an Attending Physician with Main Line Health System. Dr. Davis is a Board Certified subspecialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with MS (Neuroanatomy) and DO degrees.  She then completed an internal medicine residency at Pennsylvania Hospital and a palliative medicine fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center (NY) before starting a private palliative care practice in the Philadelphia, PA region.  Dr. Davis is the Past-Chair of the AAHPM Substance Abuse and Diversion SIG and an associate editor of PC-FACS.  She serves on several national and regional committees of organizations focused on improving and providing quality medical care, substance abuse and diversion in the setting of serious illness, quality improvement, healthcare policy and biomedical ethics.  Dr. Davis is additionally an advocate for intelligent and beneficial healthcare legislation, working with medical organizations and regional and national legislators to improve our medical system.

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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