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Thursday, April 23 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Understanding the Unique Aspects of Palliative Care (Home Care and Palliative Care SIG)

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Palliative care continues to be an increasingly misunderstood treatment, especially as it pertains to cancer care. The National Institute of Nursing Research has a relatively new initiative addressing the different aspects of palliative care, with distinctions between hospice and palliative care elements. Gain insight on this initiative and discover how oncology nurses can have a substantial role in the next steps for care.

Objectives

  1. Describe the latest information regarding palliative care from the NIH.
  2. Identify yourself as a content expert for palliative care and End of Life issues to educate elected officials.
  3. Demonstrate ONS’ Health Policy agenda in the federal legislative and regulatory arenas and inform oncology nurses about palliative care options within the Affordable Care Act.

Speakers
avatar for Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Alec Stone, MA, MPA

Health Policy Director, Oncology Nursing Society
Alec Stone, ONS Health Policy Director, has been a leader in healthcare legislative and regulatory affairs for more than two decades. With an expertise in biomedical research and healthcare advocacy, he has worked with premiere organizations such as the American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, American Dental Association, American Library Association, Deafness Research Foundation, Research!America, and the Federation of American... Read More →



Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Valencia BC 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819