Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner The End Starts at the Beginning: Conversations for Planning and Setting Goals for End of Life Care
SELF STUDY / ENDURING - ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY: 60 Minutes
Communication is critical to helping patients with cancer and their families cope with the disease, but end-of-life discussions can be challenging. In this webcast, expert faculty will review common obstacles to these discussions and how to help patients and their families set goals and design care plans. Faculty will use a case study to illustrate how to use emotionally safe communication strategies that support decision-making and transitions to end of life care.
This CME initiative was designed for oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, NPs, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cancer.
1. Recognize opportunities for discussing difficult news with patients and families.
2. Classify barriers to end of life discussions
3. Identify emotionally safe communication strategies for supporting decision making and transitions to end of life care
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN
Dr. Hultman is currently a Nurse Practitioner in palliative care at HealthONE in Denver, CO. He was most recently the Co-director of Inpatient Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Hultman has been both member and a past-president of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the Alliance for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. He is the incoming president of the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center.
Dr. Hultman has both a PhD and master’s degree in school psychology from the University of North Carolina, as well as a master’s in acute care nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. He has wide experience as both a practitioner and an instructor at institutions in North Carolina and Massachusetts, including Harvard Medical School. He has also spoken nationally on topics related to palliative care. His contributions to academic and professional publications center on the topics of palliative and end-of-life care and psychological issues at end of life
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