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Improving Communication Between Healthcare Professionals and Chosen Families About Hospice Care - Self Study

Medicare wisely created an interdisciplinary benefit 4 decades ago, to support dying patients and their chosen families. However, major deficits still exist in the understanding of the hospice benefit among healthcare professionals, and as a result those patients’ and families’ perceptions about disease trajectory and expectations about the dying process. This program aims to help healthcare team members to close the gap between perception and reality. 

On Demand for one year after purchase
Length: 90 minutes

Expert panelists:
  • Balu Natarajan, MD, is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School and has been the Chief Medical Officer of Accent Care formerly Seasons Hospice since 2005. He served in various capacities for Seasons from 2000 until 2005, including holding the position of Medical Director of the Illinois program. Board-certified in internal medicine, hospice and palliative care, and sports medicine, Dr. Natarajan has authored book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also lectured across the United States and around the world, including at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Physicians, AAHPM Annual Meeting, and NHPCO MLC, LAC and Clinical Conferences. 
  • Yelena Zatulovsky is the Vice President of Patient Experience at AccentCare with over 20 years of bedside experience working with patients and families at the end-of-life. In addition to hospice and palliative care, Yelena is licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner, board-certified as a Child Life Specialist, and holds an advanced designation (along with board certification) as a Hospice & Palliative Care Music Therapist. Along with Yelena’s clinical work, Yelena currently serves on the drafting committee for the amendment to the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act and serves on C&C's Healthcare Advisory Council.
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Continuing Education:
1.5 credits available for a variety of professional boards are included with registration. View the board approvals list.
HOW THE ONLINE SELF-STUDY PROGRAM WORKS:
Step 1 - Register/purchase the course
Step 2 - View the course online through the link in your confirmation email or in your account.
Step 3 - Follow the instructions provided to receive your CE certificate. An evaluation and a short exam are a part of this process.

One CE certificate is included with a self-study registration. Multi-viewer sites can pre-pay for additional CEs by selecting a CE add-on option when registering below.
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