• Hospice and Palliative Care Edition 2

    Online CME

    Terminal illness impacts everyone involved in caring for the patient, including you. Help your patients and their families navigate the often-overwhelming path toward end-of-life care with this updated, self-paced course designed with your busy schedule in mind. 

    Keep up to date on practices such as:

    • Individualizing provision of hospice and palliative care
    • Identifying those needing hospice care well before end of life
    • Improving communications with patients and their families about hospice care
    • Understanding billing and coding nuances regarding meaningful conversations about advance care planning

    You and other physicians may be silently grieving for your patients. Michelle Owens, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM, and Mark H. Greenawald, MD, FAAFP, share their experiences with grief and how to navigate it in this recent FPM, available to all members.

    AAFP Member: $325
    New Physician: $275
    Student or Resident: $215
    Other Health Care Professional: $325
    Nonmember: $425

    Advance Care Planning and the Role of the Family Medicine Provider
    David B Brecher, MD

    Morgan Unruh, DO; Erin Nielsen, LCSW; Lucy Stasi, RN

    Conversations on Grief: An Introduction to Grief and Bereavement
    Michelle Owens, DO, FAAFP; Chaplain Nancy McCranie, MDiv; Kat Postel, LCSW

    Hospice Versus Palliative Care — An Overview
    Morgan Unruh, DO

    Nutrition and Hydration in the Terminally Ill
    Laurence Robbins, MD

    Reflection Session*
    Michelle Owens, DO, FAAFP

    Symptom Management Part 1: Pain and Constipation
    Christi A. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM, HMDC

    Symptom Management Part 2: Non-Pain Symptoms
    Morgan Unruh, DO

    The Last Hours: Impending Death
    Christi A. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM, HMDC

    The Referral
    Johnson Wu, DO

    *Enhance your patient care today and earn up to 2 additional AAFP Prescribed credits for when you complete the Translation to Practice® (t2p®) process.

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

    • Identify patients with hospice and/or palliative care needs well in advance of imminent death to promote optimal quality of life during the end stages of disease.
    • Determine individual practice model of care for provision of hospice and palliative care.
    • Effectively communicate with patients and families in areas including ethical and legal issues, disease progression, and shared decision-making by provision of medical expertise with regard to risks/benefits of treatment options and effect on quality and quantity of life.
    • Provide palliative care and symptom management throughout the continuum of illness with consideration of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
    • Provide adequate comfort measures and anticipatory guidance to patients and their families at the time of imminent death.
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    The AAFP has reviewed Hospice and Palliative Care On Demand Edition 2 and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.5 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 4/9/2024 to 4/9/2027. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Materials for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

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