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Interprofessional Webinar Series:
Ensuring Palliative Care for All: Optimizing Access for LGBTQ People (FREE)

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity. Bill Cohen,
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Harrington Park Press, has generously underwritten this webinar.

Date and Time: May 17, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET (Live)

Location: Online at

Dr. Richard Harding, Director of the Center for Global Health Palliative Care
Speaker Name and Title:
Richard Harding, PhD
Herbert Dunhill Chair & Director of the Center for Global Health Palliative Care
Professor, King’s College London, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

Purpose: In this free webinar, we will summarize why palliative care might be more necessary but less accessible for LGBTQ people. We will review the evidence from a number of studies, care and bereavement experiences, and ongoing work. Evidence-based recommendations for better LGBTQ palliative care will be presented, and we will then facilitate discussion with participants to identify challenges and solutions to use in practice.


  1. Summarize and appraise existing evidence from research studies
  2. Examine evidence-based recommendations for better LGBTQ palliative care
  3. Discuss challenges and solutions in local settings

Target Audience: palliative care specialists, pain specialists, primary care providers, nurse practitioners, 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:

  1. Attendance at entire session (mandatory for nurses and pharmacists)
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form (mandatory to receive CE/CME credit for MDs, nurses)
  3. 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 activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) through the joint providership of MSSNY and the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. MSSNY is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. 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.


Individual:  Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Richard Harding, 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, Faculty and 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