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2. Geriatric Palliative Care: Person and Family Centered Care2. Geriatric Palliative Care: Person and Family Centered Care

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Credits: 1
Estimated Length: 1 hour(s)


This course provides healthcare professionals with a framework and strategies for person and family centered care.

Participants must complete all of the lessons, including the Evaluation, in order to receive a CME certificate. A score of 80/100 is required to pass the posttest. Participants can repeat the posttest as many times as needed.

CME for Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and The George Washington University School of Nursing and School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Continuing Education for Physician Assistants, Nurses, Physical Therapists, and Other Healthcare Professionals

Certificate of Participation for Non-Physician Healthcare Professionals is for participants whose disciplines are other than physician. You may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the enduring material was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate.


After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of person and family-centered care for addressing the needs of the older adult and their families for continuing growth and development, safety and participation in healthcare decision making.
  2.  List barriers to person-centered care, especially for frail and vulnerable elders
  3. Anticipate and initiate discussions at critical transition points that facilitate the decision-making process for the older adult and their family.


Laurie Posey


  1. Person & Family Centered Care: Pre-Test
  2. Person & Family Centered Care
  3. Person and Family Centered Care: Posttest
  4. Person & Family Centered Care: Evaluation


  1. Geriatric Palliative Care: Person and Family Centered Care
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