Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Advanced Level Palliative Care Webinars for the Entire Team

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care has partnered with NHPCO to offer a series of interprofessional webinars that provide enhanced clinical education on an array of topics relevant to every member of the team.

Building on the success of the webinars offered by the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, NHPCO and MJHS Institute have co-developed a webinar series focused on palliative care provision. The series began in September 2015 and have been scheduled through 2016. View the list of webinars on the MJHS website.

Upcoming webinars include:
  • Palliative Care in Parkinson's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases (on 11/05/15)
  • Assessment and Management of Fatigue in Medical Illness (on 12/03/15)
  • Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care: Mind-Body Therapies (on 01/07/15).
The webinars are one hour in length and offer 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 1.0 Nursing CE credits and/or its equivalent according to discipline.

“I'm delighted to be working and collaborating with NHPCO moving forward in creating new educational resources that will advance palliative care,” said Russell Portenoy, MD, executive director of the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care.

NHPCO Executive Vice President John Mastrojohn remarked, “As presented in the Institute of Medicine report on care of the dying, there is a need to make palliative care available to all individuals across the continuum of care. NHPCO's commitment is consistent with those recommendations and we strongly believe that palliative care is not just for those at the end of life but is beneficial to patients and families in a variety of settings. Together NHPCO and MJHS Institute will enhance access to high quality education and support the professional development for those who provide frontline care.”

Portenoy video
MJHS Executive Director Russell Portenoy, MD talks about the webinar collaboration.

Learn more and see the complete schedule. Registration opens shortly before the scheduled program date.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Special training on community-based palliative care from NHPCO and CSU Institute

A special education offering, Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success, is being offer by the California State University Institute for Palliative Care and NHPCO on October 14, 2015. This day-long seminar is part of NHPCO's annual Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive being held in Grapevine, Texas (just outside of Dallas).

As palliative care moves into the community, who better than hospice programs to provide palliative care in their respective communities? This highly interactive workshop will ensure that providers understand what it takes to deliver palliative care, and to create a clear, defined path which leads to success.

Since its inception in 2012, the CSU Institute for Palliative Care has trained over 800 health care professionals from across the US and around the world - nurses, social workers, chaplains and allied health professionals. The Institute knows and understands workforce development. California State University trains 15% of the nation’s graduating health care workforce. The Institute's palliative care faculty includes experts in all the core palliative care disciplines. In addition to training professionals, the Institute works with organizations, teaching leaders how to build, promote and grow palliative care services.

Those interested in attending Leading the Way to Community-Based Palliative Care Success (preconference PC03) should visit the Clinical Team Conference website. Advance registration closes September 20, so register today and save.