Improving Outcomes in Palliative Care and Hospice

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Curriculum Outline

Using the principles of palliative care, this activity is aimed at providing the clinician with the tools to evaluate patients for palliative care needs and to understand the regulations for palliative care and hospice eligibility. This curriculum is intended for pain specialists, oncologists, family practice care providers, hospice medical directors and other healthcare providers who treat patients with advanced life-threatening illnesses.

In order to successfully complete this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, learners must demonstrate performance by achieving a minimum of 80% on the post-test.

Richard Payne, MD

Activity Medical Director
Professor of Divinity and Medicine
Duke University



Jointly sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine and Asante Communications, LLC.

This CME Activity is supported by an educational grant from Amedisys.

Thank you for your interest in the “Improving Outcomes in Palliative Care and Hospice” curriculum. The accreditation for this CME activity began Oct. 6, 2011, and ended Oct. 5, 2013.


CME credits will be issued by the Duke University School of Medicine,
as applicable, for courses completed prior to the curriculum expiration.

Please consider taking time to learn more about palliative medicine and hospice – for your own professional development, for your practice, and for the patients and families you serve.

You can access hospice and palliative medicine learning opportunities at

Accreditation – The Duke University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Duke University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

This Enduring Material activity, End of Life ABMS Board Review, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP accreditation begins October 6, 2011. Term of approval is for two years from this date with the option of yearly renewal. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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