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Compassionate Practice: Mindfulness and Contemplative Approaches to Care

Title: Compassionate Practice: Mindfulness and Contemplative Approaches 
to Care with Lu Marchand, MD, BSN

CE/CME Credit Available:

Counselor, Nurse, Physician, Non-Physician Healthcare Professional and Social Worker

Member Price: $35.00
Non-Member Price: $70.00

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Length: 1.0 hours

This course was originally presented at NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA’s 2015 Virtual Conference entitled Clinical Advances in the Art and Science of Care.

Compassion benefits not only our patients, but ourselves.  To nurture compassionate practice and clinician well-being, mindfulness and contemplative practices are helpful. This presentation will not only review narrative and developmental components to developing compassionate practice, but also identify a variety of useful practices to balance the spiritual, emotional and physical challenges of providing care in palliative care.


  • Describe compassionate practice as it relates to self and others
  • Recognize developmental and narrative elements in compassionate  practice
  • Identify mindfulness and contemplative practices in palliative care

Lu Marchand, MD, BSN

Lucille (Lu) Marchand, MD, BSN, is currently a professor of family medicine at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and section chief of palliative care and medical director of the UWMC Palliative Care Service since 2014. Lu received a BA in sociology from Brown University, a BS in nursing from the Creighton University Accelerated Nursing Program in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her MD degree from the University of California-San Francisco in 1987 and completed her family practice residency at the University of Connecticut in 1990. She also completed a fellowship in 1991 at the University of Connecticut in faculty development. She has been involved in the areas of palliative care, integrative medicine and family medicine for over 25 years. Following fellowship, she joined the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine in November 1991. She was a faculty physician and clinic director at UW Health Belleville, the clinical director of integrative oncology at the UW Paul P Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center for 7 years, and at UW Health Oncology for 3 years. She was also a physician consultant with the UW Integrative Medicine Program and the course director for the Healer's Art Medical Student elective which began in 2003. She is coordinator of the palliative care residency curriculum and was associate coordinator of the behavioral science curriculum, did mixed methods research on primary care, palliative care, curriculum development, and behavioral issues, and taught family medicine residents and medical students. She has been the editor of the “Art of Caring” column in the AAHPM Quarterly since 2004. She is board certified in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Her most recent research interests are in life review and social networking as a therapeutic tool for patients with advanced cancer. She was medical director of the St Mary’s Hospital Inpatient Palliative Care Service, which is the teaching hospital for the UW Family Medicine Residency Program, for 3 years prior to work at the University of Washington.


Faculty:  Lu Marchand, MD, BSN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit: Nurse: 1.0 Contact Hours
Physician: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Social Worker:  1.0 Contact Hours
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation.  You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info: 

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


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

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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, physician, and social worker, 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, spiritual care givers, etc.

Release Date: April, 2017

Expiration Date: 

April, 2020

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