UPMC McKeesport's 7th Annual Palliative Care Conference "Care of the Vulnerable Patient"

McKeesport, PA US
April 24, 2024

Target Audience

Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Physician Assistant, and Social Worker.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to identify structurally vulnerable patients 

Participants will learn what structurally vulnerable patients have identified they would want in palliative and end of life care 

Participants will be able to implement strategies of care delivery for structurally vulnerable patients in their practice An understanding of the legal history that mandates various healthcare rights to incarcerated individuals. 

Understanding the legal and ethical healthcare rights and responsibilities of incarcerated individuals and their clinicians. 

Understanding healthcare clinicians’ legal and ethical difficulties when delivering healthcare services, particularly palliative care, to incarcerated individuals. 

Describe the interaction of substance use disorders, advanced illness, and chronic pain Analyze cases in three dimensions: pain, addiction and prognosis to develop a management plan in patients with life-limiting illness Identify strategies to balance pain control with management of addiction in patients with advanced illness

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 ASWB
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/24/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
04/24/2024 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/24/2024 - 12:00pm EDT

General Outline:
Registration and a Light Breakfast begins at 7:30 am. Program Concludes at 11:30am.

(7:50am-8am) Welcome 

(8am-9am) Delivering Palliative Care to Structurally Vulnerable Patients
Kelly Ferraro, MD 

(9am-10am) Carceral Individual in the Palliative Care Environment 
Greg Dober, MA (bioethics), Healthcare Ethics Advocate

(10am-10:15am) Break

(10:15am-11:15am) Addressing Addiction in Advanced Illness:  Why and How
Julie Childers, MD

(11:15am-11:30) Evaluations / Wrap-Up

 (11:30)  Adjournment  

UPMC McKeesport 1 Mansfield Usman Conference Center
1500 Fifth Ave
McKeesport, PA 15132
United States

Course Director:
Desiree A Yetter, DO

This activity is approved for the following credit:  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ANCC, AAPA Category 1 CME, and ASWB. Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 0.00 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.
  • 0.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 ASWB
  • 0.00 Attendance
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For more information, contact Desiree Yetter at yetterd@gmail.com