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WEBINAR: An Overview of the National Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care...

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Join us June 11 as this webinar will review the 4th edition of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care and implications for all Palliative Care organizations. “The goal of the 4th edition of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care (NCP Guidelines) is to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age. The NCP Guidelines are intended to encourage and guide health care organizations and clinicians (including non-palliative care specialists) across the care continuum to integrate palliative care principles and best practices into their routine assessment and care of all seriously ill patients. Also, the NCP guidelines formalize and delineate available evidence based processes and practices as well as consensus recommendations for the provision of safe and reliable high-quality palliative care for adults, children, and families with serious illness in all care settings.

Specifically, the purpose of the NCP Guidelines, 4th Edition, is to promote access to quality palliative care, foster consistent standards and criteria, and encourage continuity of palliative care across settings. Because there is a shared responsibility for delivery and quality of palliative care across health care settings and over time, the emphasis in on collaborate partnerships within and between all care providers to ensure access, quality, and continuity of palliative care.

The NCP Guidelines set expectations for excellence among clinicians treating patients with serious illness, rather than basic competence levels for professionals, teams, and organizations."

  • All quotes directly from the Forward within the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018.

1 CEU included for nurses and social workers.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Define palliative care.
  • Explain how the 4th edition of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care (NCP Guidelines) was developed.
  • Describe the eight domains of the NCP Guidelines and what’s new in the 4th edition.
  • Identify strategies to implement the NCP Guidelines within your health care team and organization.


Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN
Professor and Director
Nursing Research & Education
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA

Dr. Betty Ferrell has been in nursing for 41 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the Director of Nursing Research & Education and a Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator of a Research Project funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Palliative Care for Patients with Solid Tumors on Phase 1 Clinical Trials” and Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and QOL issues. Dr. Ferrell is Co-Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Dr. Ferrell completed a Masters degree in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored eleven books including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th Edition, 2019) published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the text, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing published in 2008 by Oxford University Press and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013 Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Full attendance at the live webinar (you must attend a minimum of 50 minutes) is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees requesting CEU credit must each call into the webinar individually using the call-in number and computer link from your instruction email for your attendance to be documented. If you do not follow these directions, there is no official documentation of your attendance, and you will not receive CEU credit for this webinar. Ask us about special arrangements offered to CCCC organization members.

You are also required to complete an online survey within 30 days following the webinar to receive a a CEU certificate or certificate of attendance. A link to the evaluation will be provided in an email sent to you within 48 hours following the webinar. The email will also include links to the presentation recording and slides. Certificates will be sent via email.

Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.
Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Chaplains – This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

Cancellations must be made in writing no later than three (3) business days prior to the webinar, and faxed to (888) 789-9475 or e-mailed to info@CoalitionCCC.org, to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged and can be made by calling (916) 489-2222.

CCCC maintains responsibility for this course and its content. Please contact us at (916) 489-2222 or email info@coalitionccc.org with any questions, to address a grievance, or to request special ADA accommodation needs.

Note: When registering, please use the email address of the person attending the webinar.

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