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Hospice and End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes During COVID-19


On-Demand Webinar

After a brief overview of intimacy barriers in hospice care under normal circumstances, experts John Cagle, PhD, MSW and Elaine Healy, MD, FACP, CMD discuss the major barriers to intimacy created in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions that have been imposed on nursing homes and other residential care facilities, where families and even hospice team members are unable to enter facilities.

CE credit is not available for this program.

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About the panelists:

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Elaine Healy,
MD, FACP, CMD, is the vice president of medical affairs and medical director at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, a multi-service healthcare organization that includes a 300-bed skilled nursing facility, two senior independent housing units, two assisted living facilities, and a robust home care program. She is board certified in Internal, Geriatric and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a certified medical director by the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Healy is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College and has implemented programs in geriatric medical training and care at two community hospitals. Dr. Healy is currently the President-elect of the New York Medical Director’s Association and is a member of the American Medical Director’s Association’s Education and Infection Control Committees.

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John G. Cagle
, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. His work focuses on improving care for patients and families coping with serious and life-limiting illness. His work is informed by nearly a decade of experience as a hospice social worker