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Medical Marijuana: A Palliative Approach

Title: Medical Marijuana: A Palliative Approach with Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA              

CE/CME Offered:

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

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

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Length: 1.0 hours
This session was originally presented at NHPCO’s 2014 Virtual Conference 'Hot Topics in Palliative Care.' Marijuana is now available for recreational or medical use in at least 20 states and the District of Columbia.  As the drug continues to gain acceptance among the general population, the research continues to be lacking.  However, there is some limited research that indicates there may be therapeutic potential in palliative care patients.  In particular, there are lesser known components of marijuana that seem to hold promise for people with chronic and life-limiting diseases.


  • Summarize how the legalization of marijuana is speeding ahead of research
  • Describe evidence based research which supports the use of medical marijuana in palliative care
  • Identify promising trends with the non-psychoactive elements of marijuana

Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA

Brian Jones serves as Director of Hospice and Palliative Care for St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He holds a BS from Freed-Hardeman University, an MS from Lubbock Christian University, a graduate certificate in healthcare administration from Des Moines University, and a Doctor of Health Sciences degree from A.T. Still University. He has written peer-reviewed journal articles for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Home Healthcare Nurse, and the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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

Faculty: Brian Jones, DHSc, CHPCA, 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.

Release Date: 11/19/2015
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