Improving Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
This program is designed to satisfy New Jersey’s two-hour end-of-life care requirement for medical license renewal.
CME/CE credits: up to 7.5
Did you know that New Jersey patients near the end of life are treated with more aggressive medical care than patients in any other state in the U.S.?
This high-intensity, high-cost care is often unwanted and burdensome to both patients and their caregivers. Key reasons for this burdensome care are the lack of knowledge about palliative and end-of-life care services, and comfort discussing these care options with patients.
This program consists of presentations and breakout sessions with thought leaders and palliative care innovators from NJ and around the country to learn best practices to improve care for those who are seriously ill or nearing the end of life.
Physicians, Physician Assistants
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Nursing Home Administrators
Any individual interested in improving the quality of care provided for people with serious illness
Define palliative care and the impact it has on quality of life for patients and their families
Describe the patients who can benefit from palliative care
Review tools, resources and best practices for delivering quality care during a serious illness
Identify racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in serious illness and the practice of cultural humility
Apply an equity lens in discussing and sharing information about end-of-life options, palliative care, and helping patients manage serious illness
Incorporate strategies for having effective conversations about options for end-of-life care
Explain the provisions of the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (MAiD) in NJ
Work with your care team to develop and document care plans that reflect shared decision-making and patient preferences
A Paradigm Shift in Caring for People with Serious Illness: A Conversation with Diane E. Meier, MD
Pediatric Palliative Care presented by Susan Dulczak, MSN, PPCNP-BC, CPON, CHPPN
Pain Management and Medication Decisions in EOL Care: Deprescribing and New Options for Patients presented by Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, BCGP and M. Hamza Habib, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, MRCP
Shared Decision-Making: Discuss, Decide & Document Patient Wishes presented by David Barile, MD
Improving Equity in Serious Illness Care: Ethical, Cultural & Spiritual Concerns presented by Stephen Goldfine, MD and the Gladden Family
Communication Workshop: Facilitating A Conversation About Serious Illness presented by Marianne Holler, DO, FAAHPM
Making Faithful Decisions at the EOL: How to Help Patients Navigate Options presented by Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, Chaplain Tedford J. Taylor, and Katherine Klima, DNP, CNM
Being a Change Agent in Your Community presented by Adelisa Perez-Hudgins, MSN, RN-BC
Medical Aid in Dying in NJ: Current Barriers and Opportunities presented by David R. Grube, MD
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Medical Aid in Dying but Were Afraid to Ask presented by Matt Whitaker, MTS
Integration of MAiD and Hospice: Caring for the Dying presented by Sonja Richmond, MD
Relieving Provider Stress through Art presented by Leah Kohlenberg
Claim Your Credits
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Academy of CME, Inc. and Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey. American Academy of CME, Inc. is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of CME, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 7.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 10, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 7.5 ANCC contact hours, .5 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.
This activity provides 7.5 ACPE contact hours (0.75 CEUs) of continuing education credit. Universal Activity Number JA4008191-9999-21-007-L04-P, Application.
These modules were originally presented as part of an internet live activity on December 9, 2021. Review Date; December 1, 2022. It will be available online for credit until December 10, 2023. PLEASE NOTE: Learners who participated in the live activity can only claim credit for watching on-demand modules which they have NOT already claimed credit for.
Diane E. Meier, MD; David R. Barile, MD; Jessica Israel, MD; M. Hamza Habib, MD, FACP, FAAHPM; Stephen Goldfine, MD; Marianne Holler, DO, FAAHPM; Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min; Chaplain Tedford J. Taylor; Katherine M. Klima, DNP, CNM; David R. Grube, MD; Leah Kohlenberg; Adelisa Perez-Hudgins, MSN, RN: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Mary Bridgeman, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP — AstraZeneca
Matt Whitaker, MTS MT-BC — Board Member, Northwest Association for Death Education and Bereavement
John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, FACEHP, Paul Miniter, MS, Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, American Academy of CME: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Lori Feldstein, Beth Hirschman, Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
David R. Barile, MD; Jessica Israel, MD; Lori Feldstein; Laurie Powsner, MSW, LCSW; Matt Whitaker, MTS, MT-BC; Katherine DeMarco, DNP, MSHS, FNP-BC, APN, ACHPN: No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
Please register and login to access the course material.
Although there are multiple modules, this is one (1) activity with 1 evaluation for the entire activity. Please wait until you have viewed all the sessions of interest before completing the evaluation.
PLEASE NOTE: Learners who participated in the live activity can only claim credit for watching on-demand modules in this archive which they have NOT already claimed credit for.
Upon completion of the activity evaluation, non-pharmacists will receive their CE certificate via email within 24 hours. Pharmacists will receive a statement of credit will be issued through CPE Monitor in 6-8 weeks. Only pharmacist learners who provided valid NABP e-Profile ID numbers and month and day of birth (MMDD) will be submitted to CPE Monitor for official record of credit.
Last day to view and claim CE credit for this archive is December 10, 2023.
American Academy of CME, Inc.
For nearly 20 years, the Academy—a501(c)(3) not-for profit educational foundation based in NJ—has focused on improving patient heath by adding value to healthcare teams and their members through accredited continuing education designed to increase knowledge, competence/skills, and performance.
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey
Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only network of organizations in NJ working together to make certain that patients with serious illness get the care they need and no less, and the care they want and no more. Our membership is comprised of nearly 30 statewide organizations along with strategic partners and academic alliances with leading teaching institutions. We believe human interests, values, and dignity must be at the core of medical decision-making. As such, we aspire to create a standard of care for NJ where people explore their wishes for care towards the end of life, express those wishes, and have their wishes honored. Through research, education and advocacy, our mission is to ensure that policy makers, healthcare providers, patients, and family caregivers have the information, resources, training, and tools they need to promote high-quality, person-centered advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care services.
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