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Essentials of Hospice and Palliative Care

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Learning Objectives

  • Hospice & palliative care principles
  • Pain management
  • Ethical & legal issues

Course Description

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s 9-module primer provides a critical foundation for practitioners who want to understand the principles of hospice and palliative medicine, including hospice & palliative care principles, pain management, and ethical/legal issues.

The modules below can be purchased separately or as a 9-module bundle through AAHPM with CME and MOC credits.

  • Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain (Essentials 2)
  • Assessing and Treating Pain (Essentials 3)
  • Managing Non-pain Symptoms (Essentials 4)
  • Communication and Teamwork (Essentials 5)
  • Ethical and Legal Issues (Essentials 6)
  • Caring for People with HIV/AIDS (Essentials 7)
  • Caring for Pediatric Patients (Essentials 8)
  • Caring for Patients with Chronic Illnesses: Dementia, COPD, and CHF (Essentials 9)

Did You Know...

  • In 2014, about 67,000 paid, regulated long-term care services providers served about 9 million people in the United States
  • In 2015, hospice patients received a total of 96,052,577 days of care paid for by Medicare

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Audience:

Individual practitioners who want to incorporate hospice and palliative medicine into daily practice

time to complete icon Time to Complete:

30 minutes for each module listed

contributor icon Contributor:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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