Speaking the Same Language: Bridging Cultural and Linguistic Barriers in Palliative Care
Hospice and palliative care providers recognize the value of effective communication to facilitate exploration of patients' and families' values and goals; however, many providers struggle to perform these key tasks when patients cannot communicate in English or have cultural norms which differ significantly from their own. Concepts such as autonomy and patient self-determination, 'truth telling'/disclosure of difficult news, shared decision making, as well as the acceptability of various treatments and communication techniques may present invisible barriers for palliative care providers working across cultures. 
Category
  • DEI: Addressing Disparities/Advancing Equity
  • Communication/Teamwork
Format
  • Interactive Enduring Activity
Credits
  • ABIM MOC
  • ABP MOC
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Not Just for Addiction: The Palliative Clinician's Guide to Using Buprenorphine for Pain
Buprenorphine is widely used as a treatment for patients with opioid use disorders, but has also been shown to be an effective treatment for cancer and neuropathic pain, with unique pharmacologic properties that give it several advantages over traditional opioids. Buprenorphine is associated with
Category
  • Hot Topics
Format
  • Interactive Enduring Activity
Credits
  • ABIM MOC
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED): A Viable, Lesser Known Palliative Option of Last Resort
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) has recently gotten attention as a viable 'last resort' palliative option for patients who want to escape their current medical situation through a self-initiated death, but might not qualify for a physician assisted death or might not want it even
Category
  • Bioethics
Format
  • Interactive Enduring Activity
Credits
  • ABIM MOC
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Is Dopamine the Golden Ticket for Symptom Management in Palliative Care? Role Antipsychotics for Off-Label Uses
Antipsychotics are widely used off-label in clinical practice, especially within palliative care.
Category
  • Non-Pain Symptom Management
Format
  • Interactive Enduring Activity
Credits
  • ABIM MOC
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Keeping It Down: A Case-Based Approach to Managing Pediatric Nausea and Vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are significant distressing symptoms among children receiving palliative or hospice care due to a variety of potential causes. In many situations children are unable to adequately express their specific discomfort.
Category
  • Pediatrics
Format
  • Interactive Enduring Activity
Credits
  • ABIM MOC
  • ABP MOC
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Leveraging Social Media for Leadership
In this video recording, Dr. Christian Sinclair shares how connecting with others via social media is a great way to find new opportunities, learn from a diverse group of people, and demonstrate your leadership potential. During this brief session, Dr.
Category
  • Leadership Development
Format
  • Video
Credits
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
Actionable Leadership Amidst Social Injustice
This video recording features Dr. Kimberly Curseen as she shares leadership pearls for proactive management of the emotions and the internal conflict that your teams may encounter, especially when discussing topics that include diversity, bias, discrimination and racism. Dr. Curseen will help to examine the culture within our teams, the spaces we’ve created for conversation and the moral authority that our profession touts - and where we may want to take a different approach. Recorded at the 2020 Ascend Leadership Forum.
Category
  • Leadership Development
  • DEI: Addressing Disparities/Advancing Equity
Format
  • Video
Credits
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
COVID-19 Conversations: Practical Concerns- Prognostication, Communication, Public Health Advocacy
The provision of hospice and palliative care has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This video recording delivers information regarding the challenges of prognostication, communication, and public health measures around COVID-19. 
Category
  • Hot Topics
Format
  • Video
Credits
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation
COVID-19 Conversations: Moral Concerns- Just Allocation of Resources, Moral Distress, Supporting Team Resilience
The provision of hospice and palliative care has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This video recording delivers information regarding the moral concerns of resource allocation, moral distress, and team resilience in the midst of a pandemic. 
Category
  • Hot Topics
Format
  • Video
Credits
  • CME (physician only)
  • Participation

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