Palliative Care

Overview

4.7 out of 5 (71 Reviews)

Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

12

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

The World Health Organization characterizes the field of palliative care as a form of specialized medical care that aims to optimize the quality of life and alleviate the suffering of patients with serious illnesses. One of the primary ways to achieve this is through early identification and treatment of new symptoms, along with managing those that prove refractory. Palliative care can be administered in multiple settings and by various healthcare providers. Primary care providers, hospitalists, and emergency medicine physicians often provide the first interventions for palliative concerns. This activity reviews palliative care and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients near the end of life or suffering from a severe chronic illness using an appropriately trained team of professionals.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe how the World Health Organization defines palliative care.
  • Explain the signs and symptoms addressed by palliative care.
  • Describe the healthcare team members that should be in place to offer palliative care.
  • Review palliative care and the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating and treating patients near the end of life using an appropriately trained team of professionals.

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Byron L. on 8/7/2023

The questions at the end seemed more educational than the article.

Nicole B. on 8/7/2023

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mary m. on 9/9/2023

written material unrelated to the questions!

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