Death & Dying Series for Healthcare Professionals: Enhancing Conversation Skills 10.30.23
November 6, 2023
November 13, 2023
Identify strategies to support a seriously ill patient who expresses a desire to hasten their death.
Discuss the role of emergency medicine in the care of those with a serious life-limiting illness.
Understand the nuances of serious illness conversations within the oncology patient population
Douglas F. Kupas, MD, FAEMS, EMS Medical Director Geisinger EMS
Heather Mikes, DO, Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative and Supportive Care at East and McKeesport Hospitals, UPMC Clinical Instructor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fredric Price, MD. FACOG, FACS, MMM, Former Director of Gynecologic Oncology (Retired) Allegheny Health Network
Nancy Zionts, MBA, COO & Chief Program Officer Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Disclosure Statement: 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 proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
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