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Hospice & Palliative Care


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Speaker: Myra Glajchen, DSW
Director of Medical Education
Associate Program Director, Fellowship Training Program
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of the theory, research and best practices related to working with family caregivers in palliative care and hospice. Participants will leave the workshop with new tools for assessment, communication, education, and self-care to maximize effectiveness while maintaining professional and personal balance.


  1. Identify the theoretical basis underlying caregiving in palliative care
  2. Apply core social work clinical skills to work with family caregivers in palliative care
  3. Expand their repertoire of skills using evidence-based social work assessment and intervention practices
  4. Discuss the value of social work research and models of care in working with caregivers in palliative care
  5. Define strategies for self-care

Target Audience:  Social workers and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest (80% passing grade)

Continuing Education Credits: 0.75

Release Date: May 28, 2019

Expiration Date: January 31, 2025 

Continuing Education 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.


Individual:  $25 (includes CE certificate)

Myra Glajchen, DSW, has 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.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Planner, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FT
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
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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