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Continuing Medical Education Opportunity

End of Life Care – An Up to Date Perspective on The Art & Science Behind Palliative and Hospice Medicine


Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Physician, PA   more info Ended $50.00 $0.00
Nursing, NP, Health Care Team Member
Practicing Health Care Provider
Ended $50.00 $0.00
Attorney Ended $50.00 $0.00
Medical Resident / Fellow, Medical Student Ended Free $0.00
Chaplain, Pastorial Services Ended Free $0.00
Clinical Site Affiliate Staff   more info Ended Free $0.00
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Life Long Learning Affiliate   more info Ended Free $0.00
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 Course Description:                                                                                                     

Contains up to date research on the diversity of end-of-life care with an emphasis on the communication skills needed when approaching end-of-life care descision making for patients and their family members during their grieving.  Describes the Science and the Art of End-of-Life while discussing the Bioethics of End-of-Life Care Decisions.  By gaining an understanding of why patients accept or reject End-of-Life Care, the attendee will be better able to commuicate with their patients about End-of-Life Care options.

 Who Should Attend:                                                                                                      

Designed for Physicians, End-of-Life Care providers, PAs, NPs, RNs, CNAs, Attorneys, Clergy, SWs

 Attendees Will Learn:                                                                                                    

* The Diversification of End-of-Life Care

* The Science/Process of the Dying Life-cycle

* The Art of Caring for the Dying Patient and Meeting Their Medical and Family needs

* The Legal and Bioethics fo End-of-Life Cycle

* The New Approaches for Hospital Management of the End-of-Life Care Patient

* The communication Skills for Talking About Grief with the Patient and Their Families


This educational activity is supported by the AseraCare Foundation.

 Featured Speakers Include:                                                                                          

Holly G. Prigerson, PhD
Director, Center for Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Care Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Brigham and Women’s Department of Psychiatry, and  Professor Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Sean Marks, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Interim Director of Palliative Care Program, Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Sandra Muchka, RN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Care Program, Medical College of Wisconsin—nursing assessment of patients referred to the Palliative Care Consult Service; Co-facilitator of the nurse/physician preceptorship program for Palliative Care; Member of the teaching team for the National Cancer Institute Cancer Pain Role Model Program, Coordinator for the Center to Advance Palliative Care’s Palliative Care Leadership Center—Medical College of Wisconsin

Rabbinic Pastor Aggie Goldenholz, M.A., B.C.C.
Chaplain Aurora Sinai Medical Center / Milwaukee, WI
Chaplain, supporting patients, families, and staff.  Educator and mentor to chaplain students.  Presides over life-cycle events

Robyn S. Shapiro, JD
Partner, Health Law Department and Regional Partner in Charge in the Milwaukee office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Past position as Ursula von Der Ruhr Professor of Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin; Past Director of the Center for the Study of Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Knox Todd, MD, MPH
Board Certified in Internal and Emergency Medicine; past director of the Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and founding vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine Department; Director of the Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan; present founding Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Russell Friedman
Co-founder and Executive Director of The Grief Recovery Institute Educational Foundation, Inc.; Co-founder - The Grief Reovery Educational Society Ltd. of Canada, and The Institue for Grief Recovery of Sweden; Co-author: The Grief Recovery Handbook 20th—the Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, When Children Grieve—for Adults to Help Children Deal with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving , and Other Losses, Moving on—Dump Your Relationship Baggage and Make Room for the Love or your Life; Presenter/Planner of the Grief Recovery Professional Certification Training Program and Grief Recovery Personal Workshops
Russell frequently appears on CNN and NBC TV as a Grief Recovery Expert in reaction to major tragic events that affect our world 


End-of-Life Care

An Up to Date Perspective on the Art and Science of Palliative and Hospice Medicine


7:45 am - 8:15 am                          Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:20 am - 8:25 am                          Opening Remarks and Welcome Address
                         Randall M. Levin, MD

8:30 am - 9:25 am                          Dying Better: Lessons from the Coping with Cancer Study
                                                            Holly G. Prigerson, PhD.

9:30 am - 10:25 am                         How Do We Know When Our Patients are Dying?  It is ok to use the "d-word".
Sean Marks, MD

10:30 am - 10:45 am                       Break - Networking and Exhibitors

10:45 am - 11:40 am                       Nurses Role in Palliative and Hospice Care
                                                            Sandra Muchka, RN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN

                        BOX LUNCHES / EXHIBITOR TABLES               

11:45 am - 12:40 pm                       Cultural and Religious Sensitivity at the End-of-Life
  Rabbinic Pastor Aggie Goldenholz, M.A., B.C.C.


12:45 pm - 1:35 pm                          Update an Ethical and Legal End-of-Life Care Issues 
                                                             Robyn S. Shapiro, JD

1:45 pm - 2:35 pm                            Palliative Care in the Emergency Department: A Work in Progress 
Knox Todd, MD

2:45 pm - 3:40 pm                            Talking to Grievers About Grief 
                                                             Russell Friedman

3:45 pm - 4:40 pm                            Q/A Session

4:45 pm - 4:50 pm                            Closing Remarks 
                                                              Randall M. Levin, MD

Question and Answer time is included in each lecture


 Special Needs Statement:                                                                         

Title III Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 
Sanford-Brown College is committed to making its activites accessible to all individuals.  If you are in need of specific accommodations, please email your requests to Dr. Randall M. Levin, Director of Continuing Education - SBC,
rlevin@sbcmilwaukee.com or phone 414-978-4949

* Accreditation:                                                                                                
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Wisconsin Medical Society and Sanford-Brown College.  The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25
AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* Continuing Education:                                                                                    :

"This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an
  accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation."

"This activity will provide 7.1 contact hours."


"This activity has been approved by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for
CLE Credits".

Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in

Planning Committee Members:                                                                            
Randall M. Levin, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. Director / Chair CEC CME Committee

Kimberly DiPietro, RN Sanford-Brown College

Michael Geary , J.D. Sanford-Brown College

Stephanie Rasch, MA Sanford-Brown College

Have questions about End of Life Care – An Up to Date Perspective on The Art & Science Behind Palliative and Hospice Medicine ? Contact Sanford-Brown

When & Where

Summit Building Complex
6737 W. Washington St
First Floor Conference Rm
West Allis, WI 53214

Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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