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Opportunities with Challenging Families

Title: Opportunities with Challenging Families with Todd Hultman, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHP

CE/CME Credit Available:

Counselor, Nurse, Physician, and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional 

Member Price:  $35.00
Non-Member Price:  $70.00

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Non-Physician Healthcare Professional Certificate

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.

At best, when a family is facing serious illness, there can be some degree of disruption in family functioning that requires skillful care on the part of the clinician. The challenges to the clinician increase when families begin this journey from a place of chaos. Regardless of discipline, clinicians can develop a skill set for meeting families where they are at.


  • Identify common psychological concerns for families facing serious illness
  • Summarize a family systems theory that serves as a framework for  working with families facing serious illness
  • Outline strategies for managing disruptive or emotionally charged  family meetings

Todd Hultman, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHP 

Dr. Hultman began his professional career in the field of child and family services as a psychologist/psychotherapist. From this beginning he developed a deep appreciation for the resiliency of families facing chaos. At midlife, he made a decision to change careers, entering the field of advanced practice nursing. During this transition, he developed an interest in palliative care, as it represented to him the very foundation of nursing practice with its focus on holism and care of the patient in relation to family. During his nursing career, he has presented nationally on palliative care, with an emphasis on psychosocial issues and care of families facing serious illness. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors of HPNA, including serving as Board President.


Faculty: Todd Hultman, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHP 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 Hours: Nurse:  1.0 Contact Hours
Social Worker:  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 access to the course for 90 days 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 maximum of 1.0 contact hour. 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.  is activity.

Release Date: April 30, 2017

Expiration Date:  

April 30, 2020

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