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Upper Great Lakes Palliative Care & Hospice Conference

  • Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Rooms 1401 Presque Isle Marquette, MI 49855 United States (map)

Course Description:

y the end of the session, the participants will:
Understand current state of medical management of delirium
Describe possible non-narcotic, minimally invasive treatment options for patients will neoplastic disease
Expand knowledge of the use and rationale of cannabinoids in palliative care
Verbalize awareness of the End of Life Doula and their importance as an adjunct to Hospice Care
Discuss non-opioid and opioid medications and dosing used in Hospice care
Identify ways to strengthen resilience in caregivers for those  at end of life
Better understand who qualifies for hospice, the core aspects and values of hospice.
Understand the cultural context of their target community, an have the willingness and skills to work within this context.
Explain legal tools available for advance planning, legal incapacity, DPOA, Guardianship, Conservatorship
Understand the scope of integrative medicine options for end of care life
Identify skills to assist patients in finding meaning in navigating emotional and medical challenges.
Explore the function of the hospice house within their own community
apply methods to address reducing the risk for compassion fatigue in heathcare providers and caregivers. 
Identify evidence based benefits of Medicare hospice care in nursing homes/assisted living. 
Identify a tool for assessment of spiritual pain in relation to resilience
Identify how Tai Chi can improve the regulation of the immune system, reduce stress and increase levels of flexibility and balance.
Verbalize the science behind chronic pain and its relationship to fatigue, depression, insomnia, tense muscles and difficult emotions. 
Apply the most up to date evidence based treatment for depression at the end of life. 

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CE Value (credits): 13
CE Type: Standard


Michigan Center for Rural Health

Contact Information:
Julie Higbie