Activity ID



March 5, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



$65 - 90
CME Provider

American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine


Serious or life-threatening illness requires whole-person care. Cognitive and behavioral symptoms need to be appropriately assessed and managed. Neurological diseases require specific knowledge. Delirium is a symptom that is frequently present and inadequately recognized and treated near the end of life. Rates of dementia continue to rise with the aging population. Providers caring for the seriously ill need evidence-based education on the assessment, treatment, and management of a variety of psychiatric and cognitive symptoms and diseases. This activity engages the learner in case-based self-assessment questions and includes references and rationale for responses. The online self-assessment allows the learner to engage the content on demand at her/his convenience.

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Educational Objectives

1. Evaluate and propose treatment for patients with mental illness in the hospice and palliative medicine setting.
2. Distinguish between various confusional states, including differences in management.
3. Clarify issues of capacity in hospice and palliative medicine patients.


Psychiatry and Cognition, Hospice and Palliative Care, Decision-making Ability, Mental Illness, Delirium


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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