Past Free Webinar – Palliative Care: It’s Not Just for Dying Anymore! – August 13, 2019

By: Pat Berry, PhD, CNP, ACHNP, FPCN, FAAN

Handout – Palliative Care – It’s Not Just for Dying Anymore

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.


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)