Hospice and Palliative Care for Healthcare Professionals


About the Course:

The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals information on how to care for their dying patients. Hospice levels of care, regulations, ethical issues, and special populations are discussed.

Learning Objectives
Completion of this course will better enable the course participant to:
  • Describe the purpose of both hospice and palliative care, how they address life-limiting illness for the patient and family, and how they contribute to the improvement of quality of life of patients with life-limiting illness.
  • Identify the different levels of hospice care, services provided, and Medicare (CMS) eligibility requirements.
  • Identify misconceptions and barriers to providing hospice and palliative care.
  • Discuss professional and educational resources clinicians can provide to support patients and families coping with life-limiting illness as well as to support the healthcare professionals who are providing care in these situations.
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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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