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Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine


Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine

CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) for certificate

Optional Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) Fee: $10.00 (USD) per point

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

1.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.00 hours

Author(s)/Editor(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/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • 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 - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: January 27, 2020 - January 26, 2023
Original Release Date: January 27, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: January 27, 2020
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 27, 2020
Financial Support Received: None
Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

1.00 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Current CME Approval Period: January 27, 2020 - January 26, 2023
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

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge Part II MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

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.

Introduction to the Practice of Palliative Medicine
Ratings (2333 responses)
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Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
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Average Rating: 4.22/5.00
User Comments
by Dennis Leone | Feb 16, 2021
Clear, concise course that meets the intended goals.
by Robert Reeder | Nov 23, 2020
patient stories help give better insight to points need to know
by mohammed adeel | Jun 10, 2020
excellent course precise to the point and very relevant to all physicians nurse practitioners and health care providers
by Hidden | May 25, 2020
Good overall review. Interactive and easy to navigate.
by Hidden | Feb 27, 2020
good course.
by Hidden | Jan 11, 2020
clear, concise, very well done
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 Controlled Substance Prescribing / Pain Management CME
Massachusetts End of Life Care CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Michigan Medical Ethics CME
Nevada Medical Ethics, Pain Management or Addiction Care CME
New Jersey End of Life Care CME
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End of Life CME
Rhode Island End of Life / Palliative Care CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME
Vermont Hospice / Palliative Care / Pain Management CME

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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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