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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR SERIES:
RESEARCH IN PALLIATIVE CARE: GOALS AND METHODS

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: The goal of this webinar is to improve the clinician's knowledge of research practices to enhance the ability to participate in research and critically evaluate the research literature in palliative care. It will provide clinicians with a foundation for understanding the definitions and types of research studies and key aspects of their conduct.

Why Do I Need to Know This? Research creates knowledge, and in the clinical arena, expanding knowledge ultimately is translated into evidence-based practice. The evidence base underlying the principles of palliative care is limited. Clinicians involved in palliative care can benefit from a working knowledge of research, including types of studies, study design, and methodologies. This information encourages participation in the research enterprise and an appreciation for the level of evidence used in evidence-based guidelines. It also provides tools for critical evaluation of the research literature.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the types of research and their contributions to new knowledge
  2. Be able to evaluate the quality of evidence by assessing the quality of research
  3. Improve the ability to critically evaluate the research literature

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:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  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 on-demand webinar, Research in Palliative Care: Goals and Methods with a beginning date of July 29, 2021, 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 Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver 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: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Release Date: July 29, 2021

Expiration Date: July 28, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2022 (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 financial 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

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 our free interdisciplinary webinar series, 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, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offers 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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