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How Long Can I Keep this Up?

Title: How Long Can I Keep this Up? with LeAnn Thieman, CSP

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Counselor, Nurse, Physician

Member Price:  $105.00
Non-Member Price:  $210.00

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Length: 1.5 hours
The day-to-day work of assessing, teaching, learning, intervening, listening, providing presence and encouragement and serving in the presence of loss, grief and death  is rewarding; no doubt. Such caregiving, however, requires tremendous emotional, physical and spiritual stamina and makes burnout an everyday challenge for hospice palliative care professionals.  Add to this the additional stresses of long meetings, long hours, keeping up with regulations, productivity expectations, documentation requirements and challenging interdisciplinary team members, and what’s a hospice palliative care professional to do? Spend time with LeAnn Thieman! LeAnn, a Hall of Fame speaker, author and nurse   offers remedies by encouraging professional and personal caregivers to care for themselves as devotedly as they do for others, with her simple CARE 4ME strategies. By sharing stories from her own life experiences, including serving as a nurse with the Vietnam Orphan Airlift, LeAnn fills her audience with hope, courage, health and strength and honors them for the difference they make in the world.

Seasoned health and economics correspondent Susan Dentzer will explore the current political environment, providing tangible examples of ways that the end-of-life community can influence and participate in the evolving healthcare policy dialogue today and in the future.


  • Identify factors contributing to stress and “burn-out” in hospice and palliative care professionals
  • Examine the personal joys and benefits of professional caregiving
  • Apply “Care 4 Me” strategies
LeAnn Thieman, CSP, Fort Collins, CO

Like you, life-balance expert LeAnn Thieman understands the challenges people face today as they try to balance their lives and make a difference. With nearly two decades working with organizations, LeAnn has a unique and dynamic solution based on the proven principle that someone strong in mind, body and spirit will be happier, healthier and more productive, benefiting them, their employer, and those they serve.

LeAnn fuses true stories and life balance strategies to impact audiences in an intense and intimate way. LeAnn’s story of being “accidentally” caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975 engages and inspires people. An ordinary person, she struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed during her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. LeAnn’s stories and expertise has been featured around on BBC, NPR, PBS, FOX News, Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue and countless radio and TV programs.  She writes regular columns Caregiving in America and The Best of Aging magazines. She has written fifteen books, including Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul.


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

CE/CME Credit Hours: Nurse:  1.5 Contact Hours
Social Work:  1.5 Contact Hours
Physicians:  1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Counselor:  1.5 Clock 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 1.5 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Release Date: November 21, 2013
Course Review date: November 21, 2016

Course Expiration Date:  

November 21, 2019

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