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An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine


An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 per credit (hour)
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours
Lead Author(s): Ellyn Lee, MD
The author(s)/contributor(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Detailed Information >>
Meets Special CME Requirements in: California, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont     Learn More >>
Course Learning Objectives:

  • Manage difficult symptoms commonly seen in palliative care and end-of-life patients.
  • Communicate bad news effectively.
  • Coordinate palliative care between professionals and across institutional settings.
  • Refer a patient for hospice and end-of-life care.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current Approval Period: January 27, 2014 - January 26, 2016
Original Release Date: January 27, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: January 26, 2014
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 27, 2014
Financial Support Received: None
An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current Approval Period: January 27, 2014 - January 26, 2016
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the sponsorship of The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


University of Arizona CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following CME Office Reviewer(s) state(s) that neither s/he nor any immediate family members have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with this activity:

John M. Harris, Jr., MD

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine

About the Author

Ellyn Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Dr. Lee is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Section of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is Co-Director of Supportive Care Services at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, Arizona, as well as Medical Director of Palliative Medicine at University Medical Center and the Arizona Cancer Center. She is currently starting a Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. Previously, she was on faculty at Rush University in Chicago, where she was the Medical Director of Heartland Hospice.

Disclosure: Dr. Lee states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

About the Editor

John Harris Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Dr. Harris is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is the President of Medical Directions, Inc. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME. He is the Senior Editor of The Virtual Lecture Hall's online CME programs and the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

Disclosure: Dr. Harris states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
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User Comments
by Cristian Robiou | Apr 13, 2014
physicians who don't see/care of patients directly, such as pathologists, should different CME requirements or exceptions
by Alexander Kenton | Mar 20, 2014
Very helpful introduction
by Hidden | Jan 23, 2014
None
by Kurt Osther | Dec 30, 2013
All information, literature and questions posted was satisfactory.
by Hidden | Oct 13, 2013
Quick and easy... Perfect for a busy Practitioner.
by Hidden | Aug 25, 2013
Good CME course
An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

California End-of-life / Palliative Care
Georgia Pain Management / Palliative Medicine
Iowa End-of-life Care
Massachusetts End-of-life Care
May be counted as risk management credits.
Nevada Ethics
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End-of-life
Rhode Island Medical Ethics
Rhode Island Pain Management / End-of-life Care
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility (all physicians)
Vermont Hospice / Palliative Care / Pain Management

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An Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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