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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals:
Deciding When Hospice is Needed

Exploring Hospice Care Continuing Education | VITAS Healthcare

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

This clinical presentation describes the use of modeling, measurement tools and other factors in predicting a patient’s mortality. Disease-specific factors and co-morbidities are discussed. This presentation is useful for clinicians determining a patient’s eligibility for hospice as defined by the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
2 p.m. EDT 1 hour

This free continuing education webinar helps you:

  • List three challenges for patients, families and healthcare providers in accessing hospice care
  • Describe the general guidelines for Clinical Progression of Disease
  • List the Theoretical Trajectories of Dying
  • Describe the characteristics, probability of cure, and when hospice might be beneficial for multiple end-stage diseases

Thank you for attending, this webinar was presented on Thursday, April 14, 2016

This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire class as well as completion of a brief online survey is required; certifications are available after completion.
Featured VITAS expert:
Eric Shaban, MD
Regional Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare

Eric Shaban, MD is a Regional Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare. Dr. Shaban collaborates on clinical programs and supports the growth of VITAS’ programs in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Ohio.

Prior to joining VITAS in 2011, Dr. Shaban completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Michael R. Katz MD Award by AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Shaban earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston University in Massachusetts and his Medical Degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where he also served as Chief Medical Resident.