Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC)

Competencies and credits

Competencies

This course is designed to meet the following competencies:

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)/Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement

Institute of Medicine (IOM) competencies:

  • Provide Patient-centered Care
  • Work in Interdisciplinary Teams
  • Employ Evidence-based Practice
  • Apply Quality Improvement

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society, or college as accredited group learning activities. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 18 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits

Maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Risk Management credits (in Massachusetts)

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 12.75 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 7.50 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training and 12.75  credits of End-of-Life Care Studies.

Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Application for continuing education credits is pending for a maximum of 18 contact hours to be awarded upon completion of an evaluation.

Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Social Work Continuing Education (CE) credits

PAPC has been approved for 18 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 73783.  

Social Workers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.