Goal: To advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals who provide serious illness and end-of-life services.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will self-report a knowledge gain related to:

1. Best practices and innovations in serious illness and end-of-life care.

2. Specific pain and symptom management interventions for patients receiving hospice and/or palliative care.

3. Common emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families, and professionals caring for patients with serious illness and end-of-life.

4. Techniques to address complex family dynamics, grief, bereavement, and trauma at the end-of-life. 

5. Ethical challenges related to caring for patients with serious illness or at the end-of-life.

6. Hospice and palliative care regulations, policies, and reimbursement strategies and identify strategies for compliance. 

7. Strategies to raise awareness of hospice and palliative care across all Minnesota communities.

8. Strategies to improve quality of hospice and palliative care services for underrepresented groups.

 

Target Audience: This conference is designed for nursing, administration, music therapy, physical therapy, chaplaincy, medicine, occupational therapy, social work, physician assistants, home health care, and volunteers.

 

 


Physician/ACCME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nurse/ANCC 

This activity has been submitted to WNA CEAP for approval to award 15 contact hours. Wisconsin Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

 

Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care is the provider of CNE in a joint provider relationship with Wisconsin Nurses Association.

 

Nursing Home Administrator 

This conference has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators and is approved for 15 clock hours: Sunday = 3.5 hours; Monday = 5.75 hours; Tuesday = 5.75 hours. (MN19-100).

 

Social Work 

This conference has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Social Work requirements and is approved for 15 clock hours: Sunday = 3.5 hours; Monday = 5.75 hours; Tuesday = 5.75 hours. (CEP#490).

* Social Work Clinical Clock Hours Post Test will be available for these session. 1D, 1F, 2A, 2I, 3A, 4H, 4K, 5E, 5G.

 

 

Music Therapist  

The 2019 MNHPC conference is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for up to 16 CMTE credits: Sunday =4.0 hours; Monday =6.0 hours; Tuesday =6.0 hours. Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care, #P-153 maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Individuals seeking CMTEs must attend a full day to claim credits. Partial credits will not be awarded.