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Foundations in Community-Based Palliative Care – Essential Elements for Success

Title: Foundations in Community-Based Palliative Care – Essential Elements for Success with Russell Portenoy, MD             

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Nurse, Physician and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional CE credit

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Non-Member Price: $210.00

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Length: 1.0 hours
This session was originally presented at NHPCO’s 2015 Virtual Event 'Creating the Future of Palliative Care.' The emergence of community-based palliative care is one of the new frontiers in health care. During the next decade, specialists in hospice and palliative care must address enormous challenges framed by key questions: What is specialist palliative care in the context of chronic illness management in the home and nursing home?  What are key elements of clinical programs that deliver specialist palliative care and what outcomes can these programs promise? How will specialist-level community-based palliative care be sustainable as population health management by huge consolidated systems emerges in many health care markets? This plenary will offer a definition of specialist palliative care within this context, review early work in community-based palliative care, and discuss the structures and processes in program development, staffing and financial management that will increase the likelihood of success.


  • Define palliative care and distinguish elements of specialist care in the context of community-based programs
  • Review the existing literature on community-based palliative care and articulate both the current gaps in understanding and the trends likely to promote program development
  • Determine program elements and relate practices that can address the need for reliable outcomes, evaluation approaches, potential staffing limitations and methods to demonstrate financial sustainability 

Russell Portenoy, MD

Dr. Russell Portenoy is Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care and Director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care.  He is a Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Prior to joining MJHS, Dr. Portenoy was founding Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and the Gerald J. Friedman Chair in Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.  Dr. Portenoy is past-president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and past-president of the American Pain Society.  He previously chaired the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Leadership Award of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, has received both the Wilbert Fordyce Award for Lifetime Excellence in Clinical Investigation and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Pain Society, and was given the Founder’s Award by the American Academy of Pain Medicine.  Dr. Portenoy has been Editor in Chief of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management for more than two decades, co-edits the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, and is editor for the palliative care section of The Oncologist.  He has written, co-authored, or edited 21 books and more than 525 papers and book chapters on topics in pain and symptom management, opioid pharmacotherapy, and palliative care.

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

Faculty: Russell Portenoy, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion: In order to complete this online activity, 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 access to the course for 90 days 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 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.

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Course review date:  12/3/2018 

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