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.
Palliative Care: Changing the Health Care Landscape Through Emerging Models — Russell K. Portenoy, MD
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.
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.
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.
The purpose of this podcast is to review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, and management of delirium in the palliative care setting.
The purpose of this podcast is to illustrate the complexity of obtaining an informed consent, especially in the context of the patient lacking capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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.