Coleman Palliative Medicine Training Program
Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care (PDCSC) and Specialty-Level Palliative Care Webinar Series
September 2022-May 2023

The goal of this curriculum is to improve the capacity of clinicians to provide palliative care of the highest quality to create better patient outcomes.
This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to delivering high-quality palliative care. Healthcare providers working with underserved populations and in under-resourced areas are encouraged to attend and will be offered scholarships.
After this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Use an evidence-based approach for safe pain management for patients with serious illnesses using opioids, non-opioids, adjuvant analgesics, and non-pharmacologic measures;
  • Discuss evidence-based approaches to the treatment of nausea, vomiting, and constipation;
  • Practice techniques to increase mindfulness and bolster resilience;
  • Assess patients with serious illness for psychosocial distress, opioid risk, depression, and suicide risk;
  • Determine the appropriateness of referring patients with serious illness to a mental health specialist;
  • Identify techniques to communicate effectively with patients, families, and surrogate decision-makers to deliver bad news, discuss prognosis, goals of care, advance care planning, palliative care, and hospice care;
  • Recognize methods to support families suffering from grief and bereavement;
  • Describe productive team-based approaches to palliative care across the care continuum that support each discipline’s roles and contributions.
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 46.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 46.75 contact hours.

Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the Cultural Competence Course for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.

42.25 social work continuing education units are provided for this activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

This CME-certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Aliza Baron, AM has stock in Eli Lilly.

No one else in a position to control the educational content of this activity has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

The views expressed in this activity are those of the individual speaker. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any pharmaceutical or product/device manufacturer, provider of commercial services, or The University of Chicago. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult the full prescribing information on any agent(s) presented in this activity for recommended dosage, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse effects before prescribing any medication. This is particularly important when a drug is new or infrequently prescribed.

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Please Note: Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.