Interdisciplinary Case Conference: Pain and Substance Use Disorder in a Complicated “Survivor”

February 22, 2018

The purpose of this podcast is to describe the interdisciplinary approach to the assessment and management of chronic pain in a patient with an indolent cancer and a history of substance use disorder.

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Nurses Transforming Hospice and Palliative Care — Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

February 14, 2018

This podcast aims to inspire nurses working in a palliative and hospice care system to take a leadership role in transforming care in the direction of the Quadruple Aim.

Triple Aim includes a focus enhancing patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs and is widely accepted as a compass to optimize health system performance. Yet nurses and physicians and other members of the healthcare workforce report widespread burnout and dissatisfaction, which are associated with lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes, and possible increased costs.  

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Interdisciplinary Case Conference: A 76-year-old Man with Progressive Renal Insufficiency — Russell K. Portenoy, MD, et al.

February 14, 2018

The purpose of this podcast is to describe both evidence-based practice and collaborative practice undertaken by a professional team--physician, nurse, and social worker--providing ongoing care for the patient with severe and progressive renal dysfunction.

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Oncologic Emergencies for the Palliative Care Specialist — Seema Varma, MD

February 14, 2018

The purpose of this podcast is to facilitate ongoing learning for early recognition, diagnosis, and management of oncologic emergencies in the palliative care setting.

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Integration of Palliative Care into Emergency Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities — Tammie E. Quest, MD

February 13, 2018

This podcast educates health care professionals about the role of palliative care in the emergency department (ED).

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Improving Serious Illness Conversations Through Tools, Training, and Systems Changes — Susan Block, MD

February 13, 2018

This podcast provides a basic understanding of a multicomponent intervention that is designed to assure universal access to serious illness conversations for all patients can benefit.

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Self-Care for Nurses: Staying in Balance — Lisa Rosenzweig, PhD

March 30, 2017

The purpose of this webinar is to increase nurses’ awareness of 1) the risk for compassion fatigue and burnout when caring for palliative care and hospice patients and their families, and 2) the self-care strategies used to avoid the risks.

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Palliative Care: Changing the Health Care Landscape Through Emerging Models — Russell K. Portenoy, MD

March 10, 2016

This podcast will define specialist palliative care, provide a status report on palliative care programs in the U.S., and describe the emergence of community-based palliative care as a key event in the reform of the health care system. 

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Opioid Therapy in the Medically Ill: Principles of Administration — Russell Portenoy, MD

March 10, 2016

This podcast will review best practices in the long-term use of opioid analgesics for chronic pain in populations managed by specialists in palliative care. 

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Creative Arts Therapy: Restoring Communication and Relatedness — Lucanne Magill, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to inform learners about the ways Creative Arts Therapies can improve communication and relatedness in patients with advanced illness and their families, and to enhance understanding about the role of the Creative Arts Therapist within interdisciplinary teams.

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