Believe it or not, breast cancer is an ancient disease and was rarely discussed and even considered taboo. Since the 1990's, the support, activism, and the pink ribbon has been central to the fight against breast cancer. Learn about why the activism within breast cancer is so successful and what this movement can look forward to in the future.
This is a Gannett Education CE event. Participants who attend the webinar and complete the post-test and evaluation survey will earn:
* Registered Nurses: 1.0 contact hour
* Registered Dietitians: 1.0 CPEU (Level 2)
Barron Lerner, MD
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Barron H. Lerner is a Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of General Medicine and the Medical Humanities at New York University Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lerner received his M.D. from Columbia University in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, published by Oxford University Press, received the William H. Welch Medal of the American Association for the History of Medicine and a most notable book by the American Library Association. Dr. Lerner has published extensively in scholarly journals and contributes essays to Slate, the Huffington Post and the Science Times section of The New York Times. He has also appeared on numerous NPR broadcasts, including “Fresh Air,” “All Things Considered” and “Science Friday.” Dr. Lerner’s latest book, One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in October 2011. In addition to his research, Dr. Lerner practices general internal medicine and teaches medical ethics and the history of medicine.
Audience and Requirements
Registered Nurses, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Social Workers
Dietitians/Nutritionists: Level 2
Social Work Practice Level: Intermediate
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After listening to the webinar presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory.
Accommodations for Disabilities
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