Compassionate Care at the End of Life

About the Course:
Physicians and other healthcare professionals are constantly striving to improve care for patients in their final phase of life. This educational activity addresses the major dimensions of end-of-life care that clinicians are likely to encounter as they care for, and comfort, patients in their final phase of life.

Learning Objectives:
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Explain general trends in the preferences that patients typically have for care at the end of life.
  • Discuss the appropriate role of physicians in managing patients in hospice programs.
  • Describe the advantages and the disadvantages of opioid pain medications in the context of end-of-life pain management.
  • Employ both non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies to treat common symptoms associated with the end of life.
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) information can be viewed here: MOC Recognition Page