Palliative Care Medicine: The Wide Range of Palliative Care

Presented by the Bioethics Committee of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

4:30 - 4:50 pm: Registration and Light Refreshments

4:50 - 5:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

Richard L. Klein, MD, FACP, Chair, Education Subcommittee, Bioethics Committee, SBMC

5:00 - 6:00 pm: The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care

Angelo E. Volandes, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and author of the recently published book of the same title.

6:00-6:50 pm: Management of Non-Pain Symptoms

Bethann M. Scarborough, MD, Assistant Professor of Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY

6:50-7:10 pm: Pizza and Beverage Break

7:10- 8:05 pm: Supporting Grief from the End of Life Through Bereavement

Wendy G. Lichtenthal, Ph.D, Assistant Attending Psychologist and Director, Bereavement Clinic, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

8:05-9:00 pm: Pearls for the Next Generation of Palliative Care Professionals

Patricia Murphy, Ph.D, RN, Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ

Target Audience

Internists, Intensivists, Family Practitioners, Geriatricians, Oncologists, Neurologists, Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists/Pain Management specialists, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists, Hospice and Palliative Care professionals, Nurses, Social Workers, Clergy, Members of the Bioethics Committee, and other healthcare professionals who deal with palliative care issues.

Goals and Objectives

  • Review communication barriers in the doctor patient relationship
  • Demonstrate how videos can surmount communication barriers and improve the conversation
  • Recognize non-pain symptoms that are distressing to patients with serious illness
  • Describe the impact these symptoms have on quality of life
  • List management strategies for these non-pain symptoms
  • Review strategies to assist patients and families prepare for loss, including facilitating communication, expressions of appreciation, and legacy work

CME Credit

Faculty Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: No commercial support for this activity.

Accreditation: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Continuing Medical Education Committee of the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Attending the presentations will meet the NJ Board of Medicine requirement for two hours of education in end of life care. Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored

Nursing Credit

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by New Jersey State Nursing Association, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. We will provide 3.5 contact hours based on the agenda.

Provider: P151-1/11-14

Accreditation refers to education only and does not apply to any endorsement of products. There is no commercial or non-commercial support provided for this CNE activity. All speakers and planners have no vested interest related to this continuing nursing education activity and agree that this activity will be free of bias. There will be no discussion of any off-label use of a product or non-FDA approved information during this CNE activity.


The $60 fee is waved for members of Barnabas Health Medical, Nursing and Social Work Staff. Residents and Medical Students are guests of the Department of Medical Education.


To register online, please visit and under "Events Search," enter "Palliative Care or call 1-888-724-7123.

Please make checks payable to: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Department of Medical Education, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039. Fax: 973.322.8720.

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