Palliative Care and Support Services

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Palliative Care and Support Services


October 17, 2019

Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA, 01040

Program: 8:00 am  - 12:00 pm

Registration & Breakfast: 7:30 AM

Program: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Complimentary breakfast will be provided

In Partnership With:



Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Robb Friedman, MD,
Mass General Hospital Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley

Katie Dobbin Binda, MSW, LICSW, Private Practice



Continuing Education (CE) Information 


To educate oncology nurses and social workers with an overview of Palliative Care, the changing landscape of oncology innovation, and help identify gaps in services for patients and their families in Western Massachusetts

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

    · Understand the wide scope of Palliative Care services and the importance of embracing these services before someone is given a terminal diagnosis.

    · Discuss what quality of life means to your patients and how support teams can reach those goals.

    · Identify gaps in programs and services for patients and their caregivers in Western MA

    · Discuss resources available including those from LLS for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers

    · Learn the importance of self-care as a healthcare professional and how to incorporate it into your daily life.


Target Audience: 

Oncology nurses and social workers, at all levels of practice, caring for cancer patients.


Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 4.0 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Social Workers will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be submitted to their local SW regulatory board to apply for continuing education credit


Upon completion of this program and submission of the activity evaluation, a certificate of completion will be emailed to you within 30 days.

To register, please click on the REGISTER tab above.