COMFORT

Activity Details

  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 26, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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COMFORT Curriculum: COMMUNICATING

Health professionals are inadequately trained to engage in effective multi-modal (multiple professions, patient, caregiver, agencies) communications within the context of palliative care. Moreover, current curricula in palliative care education in health professions schools are inadequate, offering few educational guidelines to teach clinicians to view patient interactions as a...

Activity Details

  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 26, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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COMFORT Curriculum: ORIENTATION and OPPORTUNITY

Patient/family understanding and orientation to palliative care is limited by their own health literacy, clinician health literacy, palliative care availability, their own imaginations, and the actual prognostic information they were given. Communicating the entire story of the patient’s status and the options for care– ensuring this happens in an understandable...

Activity Details

  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 26, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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COMFORT Curriculum: FAMILY

Not only do national health care organizations recommend that a companion/family member accompany consultations to discuss serious diagnosis and treatment plans, but research shows that clinicians provide more information when the patient is accompanied by a family member/companion (Eggly, et al., 2006; Gordon, Street, Sharf, & al, 2006).

In palliative care, family...

Activity Details

  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.00
    • CHES: 1.00
  • Type: Video Webcast Video Activity
  • Expires: May 26, 2018
  • Cost: Free
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COMFORT Curriculum: TEAM

An interprofessional Team approach is vital to support a patient and family facing terminal diagnosis (Wittenberg-Lyles, et al., 2008). Depending on the care facility and resources available, the "team" might be a fully developed interdisciplinary palliative care team (i.e., social worker, chaplain, psychologist, nurse, bereavement specialist, palliative care physician, etc.), or...