Introduction to Palliative Care

We offered this webinar on October 13, 2016.

Palliative care is a wide umbrella that includes many aspects of healthcare. But how does it differ from hospice care? The goal of this webinar is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of palliative care services and how they fit into the continuum of care.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Articulate a rationale for palliative care based on barriers to hospice access
  • Compare and contrast palliative care and hospice services
  • Describe the different locations where palliative care may be provided and the indications for palliative care services
  • Appreciate the role palliative care plays as a key element in the continuum of care

See upcoming continuing education opportunities through VITAS.

Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.