NCCN Guidelines® Insights - Palliative Care, Version 1.2014

The NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care provide interdisciplinary recommendations on palliative care for patients with cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insights summarize the NCCN panel’s discussions and guideline updates from 2013 and 2014. These include modifications/additions to palliative care screening and assessment protocols, new considerations for discussing the benefits and risks of anticancer therapy, and approaches to advance care planning. Recent updates focus on enhanced patient-centered care and seek to promote earlier integration of palliative care and advance care planning in oncology.

Target Audience

This activity has been designated to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists involved in the management of patients with cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate into professional practice the updates to NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care
  • Describe the rationale behind the decision-making process for developing the NCCN Guidelines for Palliative Care
Additional information
Supporters: 

Supported by an independent educational grant from Prometheus Laboratories Inc., and by an education grant from Exelixis, Inc., and by educational grants from Bayer HealthCare; Genentech; Genomic Health, Inc.; NOVOCURE; and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician
Course opens: 
10/13/2014
Course expires: 
10/13/2015
Cost:
$0.00

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation
  • 1.00 Nurse
  • 1.00 Pharmacist
  • 1.00 Physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/13/2014
Course expires: 
10/13/2015

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

To access this activity, users will need:

  • A device with an Internet connection
  • Adobe Reader or other PDF reader software for article and certificate viewing/printing