Death & Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals: Enhancing Conversation Skills 10.16.23
October 23, 2023
October 30, 2023
November 6, 2023
November 13, 2023
• Discuss the keys to effective POLST conversations.
• Identify barriers to having difficult conversations with patients and families.
• Learn strategies for having effective serious illness conversations
3:35 POLST Conversations
Judith Black, MD, MHA, Medical Advisor Jewish Healthcare Foundation
3:55 Getting Better at Talking to Seriously Ill Patients: What Does it Take? Dr. Robert Arnold Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute
Breakout Groups: Having Challenging Conversations - POLST Conversations - Judith Black, MD, MHA
CPR Goals of Care Conversations - Ethan Silverman, MD, Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4:55 Wrap-up and Preview Next Session, Nancy Zionts, MBA
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed: Dr. Robert Arnold is an UptoDate Editor for Palliative Care and is a Vital Talk Board Member
No other planners, 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 to disclose.
Dr. Robert Arnold, Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute
Judith Black, MD, MHA, Medical Advisor, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Ethan Silverman, MD, Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Nancy Zionts, MBA, COO & Chief Program Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. 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.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this blended activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.50 contact hours.
Social Work (ASWB)
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 1.50 continuing education credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals
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.
- 1.50 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.
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 ASWB
- 1.50 Attendance