Caring Through the End:
Palliative Care Along the Continuum of CKD

Based on a symposium sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition
(ESRD Network 5), December, 2004, Orlando, FL.

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Panel Discussion: Overcoming Barriers to Palliative Care in the Dialysis Unit
Anthony Messana, Karin Anderson-Barrett, RN, JD, George Kelly, Lesley Dinwiddie, MSN, RN, FNP, CNN, Erica Perry, MSW
Incorporating Palliative Care into the Dialysis Unit
Michael Germain, MD
Anthony Messana
Karin Anderson-
Barrett, RN, JD
George Kelly
Lesley Dinwiddie,
Erica Perry, MSW
Michael Germain, MD
For Physicians, this learning activity is accredited for up to 2.1 CME credits by the School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus (VCU).

For nurses and dialysis technicians, this learning activity is accredited for 2.1 CE contact hours by ANNA.
Part 2

Date of Release: May, 2005
CME Credit Eligible Through: May 1, 2006
CE Credit Eligible Through: August 1, 2006
Target Audience: CME: Nephrologists, nephrology fellows, internists
CE: Nurses and dialysis technicians
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, complete the post-test and evaluation.

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Panel Discussion: Overcoming Barriers to Palliative Care in the Dialysis Unit
  • Identify the principal barriers to providing palliative care in dialysis units
  • Describe ways that units have overcome barriers
  • Present examples of how units have improved palliative care with interventions
  • Explain the importance of Palliative care at all stages of CKD.
  • Describe the importance of Advanced Care Planning, Goals Of Care.
  • Identify and treat common symptoms of CKD.
  • Express the importance of bereavement services.
  • Describe the role of hospice in CKD.
  • Identify the tools for developing a Palliative care program in the dialysis unit
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