Community Hospice and Palliative Care Symposium

Date & Location
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:00 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018, 4:30 PM, Circle of Life, Bentonville, AR

Target Audience
Family Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics


Provides knowledge on role of interdisciplinary teams facing life limiting illness through identifying key ethical issues, the influence of culture, the importance of communications, defining issues surrounding death including loss, mourning and bereavement. Program will also include discussion of barriers in regards to pain relief and identifying causes, assessment and management of end of life symptoms.

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  1. Discuss issues surrounding death and dying and the role of the interdisciplinary team in providing quality care to patients facing a life limiting illness
  2. Identify key ethical issues and legal concerns impacting end-of-life care and decision making
  3. Define the influence of culture in the care of patients experiencing a life limiting illness
  4. Define importance of ongoing communication while caring for a patient with a life limiting illness
  5. Define loss, mourning, grief, and bereavement and identify support systems used in coping
  6. Identify barriers to adequate pain relief as well as therapies used at end-of-life for adults and children.
  7. Identify causes, assessment and management of common end-of-life symptoms for adults and children.
  8. Discuss the role of the interdisciplinary team surrounding death of a patient


In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.