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Hospice & Palliative Care


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Speakers Name and Title:
Toby Weiss, MSOD
Director of Cultural Sensitivity and Jewish Programming
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Annette Tucker Osborne, (Colonel, retired) DHA, MPS, RN, LNHA
Incoming President of the National Association of Black Military Women

Reverend Viviana DeCohen, MHA
Director of the New York State Division of Veterans’ Services

Ashton Stewart, MPA
Veteran Liaison and Cultural Sensitivity Outreach Coordinator
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Purpose: A program about overcoming racial and gender bias in the military - finding inner strength and resilience to achieve personal/professional success in addition to serving as role models

The goal of this webinar is to educate professionals about the experience of historical discrimination in the lives of patients and families being cared for. Learners will become aware of their own perceptions and attitudes toward people of different race, gender or cultural backgrounds and will gain practical strategies to self-monitor and improve person-centered, trauma-informed care. Participants will also become inspired by the narrative of resilience, hope, and courage for themselves and others.


  1. Discuss how any personal experiences of discrimination may present in one’s life.
  2. Discuss how unconscious bias toward people of different race, gender or cultural backgrounds manifests in oneself and in relationships with others.
  3. Discuss how resilience, inner strength and faith impacted the lives of our speakers in the military and beyond.
  4. Develop best practice strategies that can be employed by professionals and caregivers when identifying/recognizing signs of bias in the care delivery process

Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 2.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.


Fees: Free (includes CE certificate)

Release Date: December 1, 2022

Expiration Date: April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)


Annette Tucker Osborne, (Colonel, retired) DHA, MPS, RN, LNHA; Reverend Viviana DeCohen, MHA; Ashton Stewart, MPA; and Toby Weiss, MSOD, have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No Planning Committee Member has financial disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), Social Work CE credits, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offer up to 9.75 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available: 15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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