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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
PALLIATIVE SEDATION: MEDICAL, ETHICAL, AND LEGAL ISSUES
Palliative Care Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Purpose: This webinar will illustrate the complexity of the issue of palliative sedation for palliative care teams; it remains a controversial topic. The emphasis will be on the attention to nuances that such a subject requires at every step.
Why Do I Need to Know This?
The major goal of palliative care and hospice is to relieve symptoms but sometimes all possible interventions are unsuccessful. Team members need to know what else can be done to achieve relief from symptoms.
- Discuss the definitions and indications of palliative sedation
- Recognize the ethical and legal issues related to palliative sedation
- Discuss the pharmacology and implementation criteria for Palliative Sedation Therapy (PST)
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:
- Attendance at entire session
- Submission of completed evaluation form
- Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0
Continuing Education Accreditation
Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Palliative Sedation: Medical, Ethical, and Legal Issues, with a beginning date of December 9, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver 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.
Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Release Date: December 9, 2021
Expiration Date: December 10, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)
Anna Goehring, MD, 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.
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 https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/
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.
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