After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

  1. Describe the foundational knowledge on basic definitions of palliate and hospice care in practice.
  2. Discuss the improved ability to care for end of life patients and navigate the end of life care model.     
  3. Discuss the collaborative/multidisciplinary roles and processes in inpatient hospice care and palliative care.
  4. Describe a current challenge and strategy in healthcare regarding the end of life population.  

Diane Dietzen, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical Director, Palliative Care
Baystate Medical Center

Janice Fruwirth, MSN, CHPN
Nurse Coordinator
Palliative/Geriatric Division
Baystate Medical Center

Christina Kalashian, MSW, LICSW
Manager of Social Work
Baystate Medical Center

Samantha Kennedy, MBA
Director of Strategy
Strategic Planning & Business Development
Baystate Medical Center

Alice Leveston, MSW, LICSW, BCD, APHSW-C
Social Worker
MED-Geriatric Medicine
Baystate Medical Center

Virginia Maitland, DMin, LMHC
Baystate Medical Center

Carol Reale, MSN, BSBA
Director, Patient Care Services
Baystate Medical Center

Cassandra Lokke-Seeman, RN, CHPRN
Hospice Palliative Care Liaison
Baystate Medical Center

Stacy Taylor, LSW
Hospice Palliative Care Liaison
Baystate Medical Center


Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
02/14/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
Chestnut 1 A/B
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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