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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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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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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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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Music Therapy Strategies for Symptom Management — Lucanne Magill, DA, LCAT, MT-BC

March 10, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to inform you about the use of music therapy strategies to assist in the treatment and management of symptoms.

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Understanding Existential Distress and Meaning-Oriented Therapies in Patients with Advanced Illness — E. Alessandra Strada, PhD

February 22, 2016

The purpose of this podcast is to explore the constructs of existential distress and meaning in advanced illness. Elements of existential psychology and psychotherapy will be reviewed to facilitate an understanding of the topic.

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