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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Deciding When Hospice is Needed

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The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals address the specific challenges of end-of-life care when determining a terminal prognosis, so they can provide the optimum care for the patient and family during the final stages of life.

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Understand the theoretical trajectory of dying
  • Describe the general guidelines for clinical progression of disease
  • Articulate and follow the guidelines of effective pain management
  • Describe the basic criteria for determining the prognosis in patients with various cancers
  • Detail the clinical criteria for a number of end-stage non-cancer diseases

For more continuing education information regarding this webinar, click here.

Thank you for attending this webinar held on March 23, 2017

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 forwarded 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.