The New Language of Compassionate Care: How Story Fuels Connection, and Telemedicine at the End of Life

November 12, 2020

Please join Family Hospice and the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute for the third annual Hospice and Palliative Care Symposium.

Caring for the Seriously Ill in a Physically Distant Culture

This year’s symposium takes virtual form and is being offered as a series of four weekly educational sessions throughout the month of November.

The second session will be centered around the importance of a patient’s social history as it relates to our care delivery, the various modalities of “narrative medicine” that you can incorporate into your clinical practice as well as a discussion on implicit bias.  We will also further explore the evolution of telemedicine, remote monitoring and other virtual approaches to supporting patients and families in the COVID era. 

Target Audience

Clinical health professionals, physicians, nurse, social workers and advanced practitioners are encouraged to attend. 

Learning Objectives

Speaker 1. “How Story Fuels Connection: In times of physical distancing our stories bring us closer”

Objectives:

1. Discover 3 modalities of narrative medicine that you can incorporate into your clinical practice

2. Write 3 new questions to expand in your patients' social history documentation

Speaker 2. “Telemedicine at the end of life”

Objectives:

1.GIP via Telemedicine

2. Remote monitoring of methadone

3. Palliative care via Telemedicine

4. Drone “wish flight”

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/01/2020
Course expires: 
11/12/2020
Event starts: 
11/12/2020 - 11:00am
Event ends: 
11/12/2020 - 7:00pm
Microsoft TEAMS Live Virtual
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Heather Mikes, DO, Medical Director, UPMC East and McKeesport,

UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute

Frank Farone, DO, MPH, FACOI, Medical Director, Family Hospice, Part of UPMC

Presenters are experts in their fields of practice and on the cutting edge of advancing care and treatment for the most fragile patients. This is an excellent educational opportunity for physicians, PAs, RNs, CRNPs, MSWs, spiritual care staff and healthcare administrators.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:  No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 Attendance
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