MJHS Live Webinar Series, “Hospice: Current Perspective”

Categories: Education.

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is offering a free webinar, “Hospice: Current Perspective,” on June 25, 2020, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET.  Free registration online.

Purpose: This webinar will describe the evolution of hospice in the U.S. from its inception to its current form—a large, highly regulated government program providing home-based palliative care to patients with advanced illness and their families.


  1. Define hospice as it has evolved in the U.S. and understand its history
  2. Explain hospice’s relationship to palliative care and describe hospice in terms of its characteristics as a healthcare delivery system
  3. Identify emerging trends in hospice, continuing barriers to utilization, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hospice care

Speaker:  Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care; Executive Director of MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care; and Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer free and fee-based interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), and Social Work CE credits.

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