Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care



Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Maureen Lynch, MS, ANP-BC, ACHPN, AOCN, FPCN
Deborah Whalen, RN, BSN, OCN, CHPN


June 9-10, 2016


Inn at Longwood Medical
Boston, MA




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


6.00 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Thursday program in its entirety.
6.50 contact hours will be awarded for attending the Friday program in its entirety.


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*Please note: program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Course evaluations will be conducted electronically.

Thursday       Friday

Thursday – June 9, 2016


8:00–8:15 Welcome and Course Introduction Constance Dahlin
Deborah Whalen
8:15-9:00 Palliative Nursing Leadership: Current Practice Constance Dahlin
9:00-10:00 Anxiety in Palliative Care David Yuppa
10:00-10:30 Break  
10:30-11:30 We Are in This Together: Global Outreach in Palliative Care Anne-Marie Barron
11:30-12:15 Palliative Wound Care Vivian Sternweiler
12:15-1:15 Lunch  
1:15-2:30 Treatment of the Palliative Care Patient with Dysphagia Audrey Cohen
2:30-2:45 Break  
2:45-4:00 A Difficult Case: Voluntary Cessation of Eating and Drinking vs. Depression Anne Carr
Susan Desanto-Madeya

Friday – June 10, 2016


8:00-9:15 Care for the Pediatric Patient across the Palliative Continuum Janet Duncan
Rachael Burgess
9:15-9:45 Break  
9:45-11:00 Building a Communication Program Maureen Lynch
Deborah Whalen
11:00-12:00 Patient Case Study and Role Plays  
12:00-1:00 Lunch  
1:00-2:00 The Journey from Novice to Competent Palliative Care Nurse Constance Dahlin
Leigh Finan
Holly Fulmer
2:00-2:15 Break  
2:15-3:15 The Role of Nurse Navigator in Palliative Care Deborah Whalen
Catherine Liberles

Integrating Palliative Care in Various Health Care Settings (Breakout Sessions)

  • Academic Medical Center
  • Community Hospital
  • Long-Term Care
  • Home Hospice
  • Outpatient Palliative Care
Barbara Reville
Julie Vosit-Stellar
Katie Fitzgerald-Jones
Maureen Lynch