Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care



Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Barbara Reville, DNP, CNP, ACHPN


June 15-16, 2017


Inn at Longwood Medical
Boston, MA




2-day registration: $350
1-day registration: $250
2-day registration (student): $250
1-day registration (student): $175

Early Bird Discount of $25 available until May 1, 2017

Scholarships available


Closed on June 1, 2017


5.75 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Thursday program in its entirety.
6.25 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Friday program in its entirety.


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Art & Science of Palliative Nursing (ASPN)

A Course for Nurses in Palliative Care Basics

Course Description

Palliative care is an essential element of nursing. This two-day course is designed to provide registered nurse and advanced practice registered nurses with palliative care knowledge and skills applicable across the health continuum. Through an adult learning model, this course focuses on essential principles and concepts that guide the nursing care for patients and families living with serious and/or life-threatening illness. Within the theme of quality of life, topics include suffering, psychosocial distress, and spiritual concerns, to pain and symptom management. Cultural diversity, communication, ethics, end-of-life care, and self-care are integral themes.

Learning Objectives

The Art & Science of Palliative Nursing course focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality primary and specialty palliative care. This year's sessions will highlight coping with distress, conflict management, pain and symptom management, and addressing the opioid crisis and medical marijuana.

Continuing Education Credits

Application for continuing education credits is pending for 6 contact hours to be awarded for attending the Thursday program in its entirety, and 5.75 contact hours for attending the Friday program in its entirety.
11.75 total contact hours.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an approved provider (#PA-156) of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Who Should Attend

Nurses in all health settings who care for patients with serious and/or potentially life-threatening illness and practice at either the generalist and advanced practice level are invited to attend.

Course Location

The Art & Science of Palliative Nursing will be held at the Inn at Longwood Medical, located at 342 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA. The course is conveniently located on the MBTA Green Line (D-Longwood stop or E-Longwood Medical stop), near Fenway and the Longwood Medical Area. Parking is available at the hotel as well as area garages.

It is recommended that you dress in layers to accommodate variable room temperatures.