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Advanced Kidney Disease: An Update on the Recognized Role of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Title: Advanced Kidney Disease: An Update on the Recognized Role of Hospice and Palliative Medicine with Alvin H. Moss, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Credit Available:

Nurse, Physician and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional CE credit

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.

Since 2010, nephrology professional societies have increasingly recognized the importance of palliative care for patients with advanced kidney disease. They have published a clinical practice guideline, prioritized a Choosing Wisely campaign recommendation for shared decision-making prior to the initiation of dialysis, and conducted an international conference summarizing the state of the evidence and recommending best practices, including comprehensive conservative management for appropriate patients. This session will provide an update on the expanding role for hospice and palliative care for kidney disease patients.


  • Identify the importance of shared decision-making in deciding about dialysis with patients
  • Apply new findings that chronic kidney disease patients over 75 with   comorbidities may not experience a survival benefit from dialysis
  • Describe an expanding role for hospice and palliative medicine in the  care of kidney disease patients

Alvin H. Moss MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Dr. Moss is a Professor of Medicine in the Sections of Nephrology and Supportive Care at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, nephrology, and hospice and palliative medicine. He is the Director of the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, and the Director of the West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care. He serves as Chair of the Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients. He led the Renal Physicians Association workgroup that revised the clinical practice guideline, Shared Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis which was published in its second edition in 2010. He was the chair of the End-Stage Renal Disease Peer Workgroup funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that developed the Completing the Continuum of Nephrology Care: Recommendations to the Field report on renal palliative care. In 2011 he received the Renal Physicians Association’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2015 the American Association of Kidney Patients’ Medal of Excellence Award. He is the editor of the Ethics Series of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. His research interests include dialysis ethics and improving care of chronic kidney disease patients at the end of life. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.


Faculty: Alvin H. Moss MD, FACP, FAAHPM 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™
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: 


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 hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hour 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:
(Note: this is available only if CME for physicians is offered). 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 30, 2017

Expiration Date: 

April 30, 2020

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