There are many misconceptions about the provision of palliative care in the US. The presenter will discuss the timing of palliation, necessary patient assessments, and the respiratory therapist’s role in palliative care-from admission to discharge. This presentation will also provide practical steps for respiratory therapists to engage in the palliative care team at their facility.

Original webcast date: February 11, 2015

Approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2018
Expiration Date:
October 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Seminar Objectives
  • Define palliative care and differentiate this from hospice
  • Discuss evidence regarding the timing for initiation of palliative care
  • Identify the necessary physical, emotional and spiritual assessments associated with palliative care
  • Discuss how the respiratory therapist can positively impact the patient’s symptom control
Palliative Care: More than Morphine
Speaker Information
Helen Sorenson MA RRT FAARC   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association for Respiratory Care
Continuing Respiratory Care Education: 1.00
This seminar is no longer available for purchase.