Examine the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report Dying in America, the differences between palliative care and hospice, as well as the perceived barriers to end-of-life discussions.
Contact hours available until 5/4/18.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: • Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Melissa Nesmith-Vester – Employee, Aegerion • Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita • Kimberly Waugh – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Describe palliative care. • Discuss the differences between palliative care and hospice. • Explore the four levels of hospice care and what stage of decline is appropriate for each level of care. • Explore the continuum of care and how patients transition from one stage to another.