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Nursing Webinar Series:
Nursing Assessment and Management of Pain in Advanced Illness

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

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

Location: Online at

Speaker Name and Title:
Joyce Palmieri, RN, CHPN, MS
Vice President
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care

Pain is a common symptom in most serious or advanced illness. Pain can cause profound suffering and impaired quality of life. Unrelieved pain remains a serious health problem not only in the United States, but globally. Pharmacological interventions remain the first line treatment for unrelieved pain. In addition to pharmacological interventions, nonpharmacological approaches have been shown to be effective in pain relief. It is the imperative of nursing to have the knowledge and skills necessary to relieve pain, for it is the essence in our service to humanity.

Purpose: The purpose of this webinar is to acquire the knowledge and skills to incorporate best practices for the assessment and management of pain in individuals with advanced illness.


  1. Explain the principles and theories of pain
  2. Articulate and incorporate the practice of pain assessment
  3. Assess the presence of pain utilizing specific tools to scale and interpret
  4. Articulate and incorporate best practices in the pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of pain

Target Audience: Nursing administrators and managers, nurses, and healthcare coaches

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation:

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.

Individual:  $25 (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group:  $95 (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Joyce Palmieri, RN, CHPN, MS, 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