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Published: November 12, 2020

Palliative Care Knowledge Self-Assessment

Palliative care is the holistic approach to provide relief to patients suffering from life-threatening diseases and their families throughout the disease. This is mainly through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, comprehensive assessment, and management of physical, psychosocial, and spiritual problems. With the rise of the elderly population in the world patients needing palliative care will also increase. Family physicians, who are closest to the community and have longstanding relationships with their patients, have a major role to play in providing palliative care. Their broad knowledge, ability to communicate and coordinate with other health care resources place them in an ideal position to address complex issues faced by patients. Keeping up to date with knowledge, (including regulatory and legal issues), acquiring counseling skills, lack of support from the team, and time constraints are some of the challenges faced by family physicians in providing palliative care and addressed in this virtual KSA.

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This KSA will take place from 7:00 - 9:00 pm over three Wednesdays as follows:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Principles of Pain Management in Palliative Care and Recognizing and Managing Palliative Care Urgencies and Emergencies
Faculty: Dave Tran, MD

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Communication Strategies, Shared Decision Making, Ethics, Legal, Regulatory, Cultural and Psychosocial aspects of Palliative Care
Faculty: Jim Deming, MD

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Managing Common Palliative Care Symptoms and Providing Palliative Care in Special Populations
Faculty: Cheri Olson, MD


Member Type Fee
AFP Member $100
Non-Member $175


Fulfill the 60-question Knowledge Self-Assessment (KSA) with this three-session series that meets your ABFM’s Family Medicine Certification Self-Assessment Activities requirement. Also, you will receive information on furthering your education by signing up for a ABFM Performance Improvement (PI) module on this topic.

The registration fees for these workshops do not include nor can they be applied to your ABFM MC-FP fees. To receive credit, participants must be currently eligible and enrolled in the ABFM MC-FP process, must pay the ABFM MC-FP fees, and must have attended and fully participated in the educational discussion for the entire workshop.

Learners must register to participate in and receive credit for this live virtual educational activity.  Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.  Learners are expected to fully participate, with their cameras on, to ensure full engagement with the sessions. Instructions on this process will be detailed prior to the start of the program with plenty of time for participants to ask questions and test the system. Learners are expected to actively participate in all three live virtual sessions, answer the 60 questions and complete the evaluation.  For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.


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