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When Mental Illness Reigns - Providing Effective Care

Title: When Mental Illness Reigns - Providing Effective Care with Susan M. Maixner, MD

CE/CME Credit Available:

Nurse, Physician 

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

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Non-Physician Healthcare Professional Certificate

Length: 1.0 hour

This course was originally presented at NHPCO, AAHPM and HPNA’s 2015 Virtual Conference entitled Clinical Advances in the Art and Science of Care.

Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, depression, personality disorders and behavioral disturbances of dementia co-exist with life limiting illnesses, and symptoms exacerbate with physical, psychological, social and spiritual pain.  This session will highlight common psychiatric disorders’  (in both patients and caregivers) impact on symptom presentation and care delivery, and provide recommendations on  communication strategies, behavioral and environmental interventions, and medication algorithms to achieve optimal symptom management.


  • Discuss the symptoms of psychiatric illnesses, and their impact on end of life care
  • Identify and implement tailored psychosocial and medication  treatments to address psychiatric symptoms impacting end of life
  • Utilize communication strategies to improve end of life care for  patients and/or families with psychiatric illnesses.

Susan M. Maixner, MD

Susan Maixner, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, Program Director for the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, and Geriatric Psychiatry Program Director at the University of Michigan. She is board certified in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and hospice and palliative medicine. She has been on faculty at the University of Michigan since 1999. Dr. Maixner has a national presence in geriatric psychiatry education. As Dr. Maixner’s career has progressed, she cultivated an interest in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM), becoming board certified in the specialty in 2012. She is a member of the palliative medicine education committee, has been involved in HPM fellowship education as a debriefing supervisor, and has been the psychiatric consultant to Arbor Hospice since 2010.


Faculty: Susan M. Maixner, MD 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:

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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