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NHPCO Webinars - Creating a Thriving IDT Culture

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

January 29, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Hospice and palliative care teams can transform end-of-life experiences. Beyond a disease approach, the “Experience Approach” to care is grounded in an interdisciplinary model driven by patient/family values, goals and wishes for how they want to live out their lives. Whether the patient has nine hours, days, or months to live – an interdisciplinary team (IDT) that continually focuses on what is most important to the patient and family will help to create transformative experiences. This Webinar will discuss components of creating and maintaining a culture where hospice interdisciplinary practice thrives, supports patient and family values, goals, and wishes, and enriches the lives of staff and volunteers. 

Webinar Objectives

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

  • Describe the specialty of hospice interdisciplinary care that focuses on transforming patient/family end-of-life experiences
  • Identify components that create and hardwire an effective interdisciplinary team culture, including IDT meetings
  • Demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary practice for patients/families, staff/volunteers, and the hospice organization


Kathleen Egan City, MA, BS, RN

Ms. Egan City is a career-long patient, family, and clinician advocate who has worked in hospice care for over 25 years and is passionate about interdisciplinary teams. As an executive team member of one of the Florida’s largest non-profit hospices, Kathleen worked to expand innovative programs and services. Ms. Egan City was the founding Director of the first Hospice Institute, an international hospice and palliative care consulting, research, education, and advocacy division of the hospice. It is during her Institute years that she began working with hospices nationally to improve interdisciplinary care, systems, leadership, clinical practices, outreach, education and market share. For the past few years Kathleen has worked as a consultant with Weatherbee Resources’ clients in interim administration/management, IDT culture/practices, compliance, audits/denial responses, documentation, leadership training and executive coaching.  Ms. Egan City has chaired and served on many NHPCO committees and as an NHPCO board member.

Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care 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 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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