Recorded Presentation from the NCCN 2018-2019 Oncology Case Manager and Medical Director Program: Integrating Palliative Care into the Oncology Care Continuum
Although there is general agreement on the importance and benefits of early integration of palliative care in oncology, timely and seamless integration remains a major challenge. It is important for clinicians to understand the potential benefits of palliative care in oncology for patients, caregivers, and health care professionals. Additionally, clinicians require education and practical skills training to integrate palliative care as part of routine oncology practice.
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses in other roles (e.g., quality management and utilization review), medical directors at managed care organizations, reinsurers, TPAs, and case management and disease management companies who interact with, counsel, and refer patients with cancer to appropriate sources of care and/or make coverage decisions. Programs may also be of interest to nurses, nurse navigators/care coordinators, and physicians who work directly with patients in clinical settings as well as clinical pharmacists in managed care organizations and other settings.
Following this activity, participants should be able to:
- Explain the importance of early integration of palliative care in oncology.
- Describe approaches for integrating palliative care into oncology.
- Apply knowledge gained towards the incorporation of palliative care into routine, everyday practice.
Maria Dans, MD
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
NCCN Medical Education Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of NCCN that every 12 months, all faculty, moderators, activity planners and all internal planning staff participating in NCCN continuing education activities are expected to disclose any financial relationships with a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support. In addition, all faculty presentations have been reviewed for adherence to the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support (the provider develops activities/educational interventions independent of commercial interests [SCS 1, 2 and 6] by experts on the topics).
Per the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, individuals who do not disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from involvement in the CE activity as a content developer, planner, or presenter. A complete list of individuals’ relationships with external entities is available upon request.
NCCN continuing education considers financial relationships to create a “conflict of interest” when an individual has both a financial relationship with a commercial interest and the opportunity to affect CE content about the products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she and/or a spouse or partner has a financial relationship.
NCCN continuing education considers “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. NCCN does not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship.
All faculty for this continuing education activity are competent in the subject matter and qualified by experience, training, and/or preparation for the tasks and methods of delivery.
Faculty presentations may include discussion of off-label use. Faculty will disclose that the use in question is not currently approved by the FDA per the product labeling.
The faculty listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Maria Dans, MD
NCCN Staff Disclosures
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Melissa Esplen; Mark A. Geisler; Kristina M. Gregory, RN, MSN, OCN; Kristin Kline Hasson; Rose Joyce; Karen Kanefield; Lisa G. Kimbro, MBA, CPA (employed by NCCN until 8/10/2018); Joan S. McClure, MS (employed by NCCN until 8/1/2018); Lisa Perfidio, MS; Shannon Ryan; Kathy Ann Smith, CMP, CHCP
The NCCN Activity Planning staff listed below discloses the following relevant financial relationships:
Donald Harting, ELS, CHCP (employed by NCCN until 12/3/2018)
Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp): Equity interest/Stock Options
Katherine Pierce (employed by NCCN until 11/16/2018)
Boston Scientific Corporation: Equity Interest/Stock Options
Pfizer Inc.: Equity Interest/Stock Options
The NCCN Clinical staff listed below discloses no relevant financial relationships:
Jillian Scavone, PhD
In support of improving patient care, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NCCN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.97 contact hour.
NCCN designates this knowledge-based continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit. UAN: JA4008196-0000-19-016-H01-P
NCCN has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until 3/7/2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for 1.0 CE contact hour. Activity Code: I00035391; Approval #: 180005079
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NCCN is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. NCCN maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credit.
- 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit
- 1.00 ACPE contact hours
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.97 ANCC contact hours
- 1.00 CCM clock hours
- 1.00 Participation
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