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On-Demand Webinar Series:
Nutritional Issues in Palliative Care

Note: Institutional group rates are available upon request

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

Location: Online at http://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

Speaker
Speaker Name and Title:
Yasmine Lashine, MD, PhD
Lecturer of Molecular Genetic Pathology, German University in Cairo
Clinical Nutrition Specialist, The American University in Cairo

Purpose: Many palliative care patients experience nutritional problems as their conditions progress. This includes those with progressive neurological conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, as well as advanced cancer. Nutritional issues not only impact patients physically but also psychologically and can significantly influence those caring for them. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss nutritional issues faced by palliative patients, the importance of screening, identifying symptoms, and the nutritional interventions that can be offered from food modification and nutritional supplements, to more intense methods such as enteral or parenteral nutrition.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the psycho-social aspects of eating and not eating in patients with advanced illness
  2. Discuss the role of artificial nutrition in palliative care patients
  3. List components of the nutritional assessment 
  4. Discuss the guidelines and the challenges of feeding in palliative care patients

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, pharmacists, 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 (70% for physicians, non-physicians, and nurses; 80% for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Expiration Date: June 15, 2019 (for physicians and non-physicians); February 14, 2021 (for nurses); January 31, 2019 (for NYS Social Workers)

Continuing Education Accreditation:

Physicians: 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Medical Society of the State of New York designated this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses:  MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE 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 #0242.

Disclosures:
Yasmine Lashine, MD, 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.

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, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA