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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
SYMPTOM DISTRESS THROUGH THE PRISM OF CULTURE
Director of Health Disparities and Outcomes Research
MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Purpose: Diversity may be reflected in clinical differences or may relate to the many factors that contribute to culture, such as race, ethnicity, religion, and linguistics. Palliative care providers must understand the associations between illness burden and these sources of diversity. This webinar will outline perspectives on how to effectively assess and engage patients from diverse backgrounds to optimize symptom outcomes in palliative care. Clinical examples will be presented from a recent study on cancer symptoms in Chinese immigrants in New York City's Chinatown.
- Discuss cultural factors that contribute to symptom experience in serious illness
- Summarize culturally relevant validated tools to assess symptom distress
- Review strategies to improve patient and family engagement and optimize symptom outcomes
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, Symptom Distress Through the Prism of Culture, with a beginning date of July 14, 2022, 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 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.
Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Release Date: July 14, 2022
Expiration Date: July 14, 2023 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)
Lara Dhingra, PhD, 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 other 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/
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