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

  1. Review the foundations of shared-decision making in the healthcare setting as a key feature in high-quality, patient-centered care.
  2. Describe a palliative care quality improvement initiative aimed at enhancing communication with older adult patients facing high-stakes emergency surgery. 
  3. Consider outcomes of the intervention with respect to the goal of improving efforts toward promoting shared decision-making.
  4. Synthesize outcomes from this pilot project and apply concepts to envision ways for APPs at Baystate Health to integrate shared-decision making into their work with patients and families.

Sarah Rossmassler, DNP, AGPCNP-BC; ANP-BC
Assistant Professor
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Nurse Practitioner
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: 
03/02/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center WebEx
759 Chestnut St.
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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