Description

A community-based palliative care program must clearly and explicitly define and communicate its scope of services, including strategies for medication management. In this webinar faculty will explore several models of community based palliative care with particular attention to medication management expectations in the different models, including a purely consultative model, co-management arrangements, and a primary care model.

Learning Outcomes

      • Identify three models of community-based palliative care
      • Describe challenges inherent in medication management within three of the models of community-based palliative care
      • Discuss opportunities for collaboration and communication for effective medication management in the different models of community-based palliative care

Faculty

Bernice Burkarth, MD

Dr. Burkarth has been in the practice of hospice and palliative care for 25 years and is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Merrimack Valley Hospice. She earned her medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed her residency in Neurosurgery at Albany Medical Center in New York. She has obtained Hospice Medical Director Certification and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship status.  

Dan Maison, MD

Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative care medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Hospice and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Nationally, Maison has held numerous leadership positions in organizations focusing on hospice and palliative care. In 2006, Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

CE/CME Information

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 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.