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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Assessment and Management of Delirium — Pauline Lesage, MD

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, and management of delirium in the palliative care setting.

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Consent to Care: When Patients Lack Capacity — Pauline Lesage, MD

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to illustrate the complexity of obtaining an informed consent, especially in the context of the patient lacking capacity.

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Opioid Therapy in the Medically Ill: Side Effect Management — Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to discuss strategies to minimize adverse effects of opioids, such as dose reduction, symptomatic management, opioid rotation, and changing the route of administration, in patients who receive opioid analgesics for pain management. 

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Grief and Bereavement — Alessandra Strada, PhD

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to enable learners to increase their knowledge of the types of grief, and the assessment and management of grief and bereavement in order to provide better care to patients and their families. 

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Assessment and Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Illness — Pauline Lesage, MD

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to enable the learner to describe the complexity of dyspnea in the setting of advanced disease and the ways in which clinicians can remediate this frequent symptom.

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Recognition and Management of the Imminently Dying — Russell K. Portenoy, MD

March 10, 2016

Care of the imminently dying patient is a “best practice” of specialist-level palliative care. This podcast describes the physiological changes that occur in the period prior to, and during, active dying; clinically useful indicators and measures for predicting imminent dying; and clinical strategies that are important in the management of patients at the end of life. 

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