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Hospice & Palliative Care

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
OPIOID THERAPY IN THE SERIOUSLY ILL: BALANCING BENEFIT AND HARMS

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: This webinar will describe the use of long-term opioid therapy for populations with pain complicating serious chronic illness. The discussion will focus on the balance between benefit and harms and will provide clinical guidance regarding patient selection, assessment, and management. The goal of the presentation is to provide clinically relevant information about the best evidence informing guidelines that optimize the likelihood of safe and effective opioid prescription in seriously ill populations.

Objectives:  

  1. Select patients with serious chronic illness for opioid therapy based on the best evidence and conventional practice guidelines
  2. Assess patients with chronic pain in terms of the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy
  3. Implement a risk-management approach to opioid therapy for pain that includes both the risk of side effects/toxicities and the risk of substance abuse outcomes

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Opioid Therapy in the Seriously Ill: Balancing Benefit and Harms, with a beginning date of December 20, 2023, 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.

 

Fees:
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Release Date: December 20, 2023

Expiration Date: December 20, 2024 (for physicians and non-physicians); July 1, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, 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 any 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 free interdisciplinary palliative care webinars, 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, Case Manager CCMC CE credits, and Music Therapy CE credits.

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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