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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
Author(s): Ellyn Lee, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: California, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, 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, 2016 - January 26, 2018
Original Release Date: January 27, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: January 27, 2014
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 27, 2016
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, 2016 - January 26, 2018
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson 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.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

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

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, 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.

Dr. Harris is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is 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 James Creech | Jul 27, 2016
Excellent program!
by Gary Phelps | Jul 26, 2016
direct and straightforward
by Hidden | Jul 24, 2016
That was a worthless waste of 25 dollars. I could not believe how basic and completely worthless this was. You owe me a refund. Geez.
by Richard Perry | Jun 1, 2016
Good course that is. Evidence based.
by john tracy | May 18, 2016
Excellent approach and usage of palliative care
by Brandt Culver | Apr 9, 2016
Thank you for this excellent summary
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 CME
Georgia Pain Management CME / Palliative Medicine
Iowa End-of-life Care CME
Massachusetts End-of-life Care CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Nevada Ethics CME
New Jersey End-of-life Care CME
Oregon Pain Management CME / Terminally Ill / End-of-life
Rhode Island Medical Ethics CME
Rhode Island Pain Management CME / End-of-life Care
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME (all physicians)
Vermont Hospice / Palliative Care / Pain Management CME

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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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