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Professor’s Rounds:
Embracing the Complexity of End-of-Life Care: What Advance Directives Are Not Enough?

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

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

Date and Time: August 3, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET (Live)

Location: Online at

Speaker Name and Title:
Joan M. Teno, MD, MS
Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Purpose: At the end of this webinar, the participant will appreciate that advance directives are important, but not sufficient to change end-of-life care. Rather, complex interventions are needed that are aimed from the individual to the state government.

Participants will be able to:
          1. Apply a life-cycle approach to advance care planning in your own clinical practice
Appreciate eliciting preferences and values is only a beginning step, that contingency plans must be created to honor a patient’s
              goals of care
          3. Using a case from Oregon, understand the complex set of interventions that made it possible to honor a patient’s wishes and apply 
              complexity to your practice

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, pharmacists, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Criteria for Successful Completion:
          1. Attendance at entire session (mandatory for nurses)
          2. Submission of completed evaluation form (mandatory to receive CE/CME credit for MDs and nurses)

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 Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and MJHS. NHPCO is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

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: $45 (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: $145 + $5 per CME/CE certificate

Registration fees for webinars are not refundable.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:

Joan M. Teno, MD, 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, Planner, has indicated a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Barbara Bouton, MA, FT
Colleen Fleming-Damon, PhDc, APRN-BC, ACHPN-BC, C.T.
Steven R. Gardner, MPA, PAHM
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Jennifer Kennedy, RN, MA, BSN, CHC
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Judith A. Skretny