Registration begins at 0730
Existential Suffering is spiritual and emotional distress not relieved by conventional symptom management. Existential Suffering may be caused by multiple factors, including familial conflict, spiritual distress and loss of meaning and purpose. Dealing with patients experiencing this suffering can invoke moral distress and anguish in the healthcare provider. This conference hopes to address components that may lead to Existential Suffering and provide the caregiver with strategies for supporting patients, their loved ones and themselves.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12511 for 8.5 contact hours.
UCLA Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will be awarded 7.25 ANCC contact hours for participation in this activity.
Dr. Mary Hersh received both her MSN and her PhD in Nursing from UCLA. Her doctoral study examined the process by which hospital nurses engage terminally ill patients in meaningful interactions by integrating nursing presence in nursing actions. During the last 18 years, Mary has developed several programs in the Los Angeles area that support the needs of incurably ill patients and families, including the successful Palliative Care Program at Torrance Memorial which Mary launched 13 years ago.
Doctor Hersh holds a nursing certification in Hospice and Palliative Nursing. In 2010, the Board of Directors of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association awarded Mary the title 'Fellow of Palliative Nursing,' this is a lifelong credential and a distinction held by less than 50 nurses in the United States. In 2011, Mary received the Humanitarian Award from the Association of California Nurse Leaders. Additionally, Mary has co-authored several articles which have been published in peer reviewed journals.
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|Keynote Speaker: Mary Hersh, PhD, RN, FPCN, CHPN - Existential Suffering in Chronic Illness|
|Keith Heinzerling, MD, MPH - Chronic Pain, Heroin, and the U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic|
|Jennifer Bradbury, BSN, RN, CCRN - Disenfranchised Grief|
|Christopher Pietras, MD - Palliative Sedation|
|Maria Madden, BSN, RN - Beyond Opioids: Non-pharmacological Approaches to Pain and Symptoms|
|James Lin, MD and Jessica M. Bernacki, PhD - Pediatric Existential Suffering: It's Not All Death, Dying, and Dilemmas|
|Edith O'Neil-Page, MSN, RN, AOCNS - Fatigue: Existential Suffering Realities From A Patient Perspective|
|Delia Cortez, LCSW and Lindsey Minter, MSW - Complex and Complicated Dynamics with Patients and Families|
FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT
Jeannette (Jeannie) Meyer, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, PCCN, ACHPN
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Palliative Care
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
Palliative Care Office #424 259 8160
Direct line # 424 259 8161
Cell #310 210-9270