Online Education | Ambulatory Care Nursing 2015 - The Wild West: Outpatient Palliative Care
This module is an overview of clinic based palliative care which includes background leading up to outpatient palliative care, data supporting early palliative care and reasons for referral in the clinic.
Featuring—Ellyn Lee, MD, FACP
Director of Palliative Care, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle
The keynote speaker, Ellyn Lee, was very informative and practical. The talk was helpful for both professional and personal purposes. Timely and very well presented!
Dr. Lee's session was very interesting and made me think about finding the definition of quality of life...this is very important for care managers who are helping patients improve their quality of life.
For nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After taking this course, you will be better able to:
- Identify reasons for referring patients with serious illness to an outpatient palliative care clinic.
- Discuss the impact of clinic based palliative care on the quality of life patients with serious illness.
- Utilize screening tools to determine when patients who are seriously ill should be referred.
- 0.90 Contact hours
- 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level