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Next Free Webinar – Palliative Care: It’s Not Just for Dying Anymore! – August 13 at Noon

By: Pat Berry, PhD, NP, MSN

Click Here to Register – Palliative Care

Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

The terms Hospice and Palliative Care are often used interchangeably but mean very different things. This causes a great deal of confusion among everyone, including professionals, the general public, and the popular and professional media. This webinar will explore the similarities and differences of hospice and palliative care, including definitions, differences in the actual care offered, and how to best interpret the similarities and differences to our colleagues, patients and families, the general public, and even the media.

Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define hospice and palliative care.
  2. Describe the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care.
  3. Discuss ways to provide accurate information about hospice and palliative care to colleagues, patients and families, the general public, and the media.
  4. Apply the content to one’s own work setting.

Made possible in collaboration with the Minnesota chapter of  Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

Pat Berry has been active in the hospice and palliative care field for over 40 years including as staff RN, nurse practitioner, case manager, quality improvement coordinator, Joint Commission surveyor, consultant, author, teacher, and researcher. She is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis, MN; Affiliate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, and formerly Senior Research Scientist and Professor and Director of the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and Oregon Health and Science University.  Pat graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah and a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

Related Articles:

  1. Understanding palliative care and hospice a review for primary care providers Mayo Clinic Proceedings – 92(2)280-286 Buss et al (2017)

Past Free Webinar – Medical Cannabis in Minnesota–Thoughts for Those Who Work with Seniors – July 22, 2019

Handout – MGS Webinar – Medical Cannabis

By: Charles Reznikoff, MD, Addiction Specialist, Hennepin Healthcare

Earn 1 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Whether you’re for it, against it, or decidedly undecided, the reality is that the legalization of marijuana — both for medicinal and recreational purposes — is on the rise.  One less-than-likely segment of the population picking up in their usage of medical marijuana? The 65-and-older set. This webinar will present an overview and update of how the Minnesota Medical Cannabis program functions, who is eligible, and important contraindications to consider for older patients.

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