2020 Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Partnering with Widowed Parents to Improve End of Life Care

Duarte, CA US
December 7, 2020

The relevance of parenting concerns in the provision of oncology care is inadequately addressed in routine practice. Providers are regularly called upon to help widowed parents, children, families coping with the complexities of grief. This research highlights the importance of supporting people in moving through immeasurable grief. Clinicians and researchers would benefit from enhanced awareness and knowledge about how best to study and support the patients and loved ones we serve. 

There are educational gaps and a dearth of relevant research. For far too long, widowed parents have been underrepresented in the research literature. This research is the first to chronicle the challenges and triumphs of men whose wives died from cancer and were left to raise their young children entirely on their own, and illustrates that, while some wounds do not fully heal, people have the potential to create a new and meaningful future. This is a topic that has been a gap in the literature and clinical training. We have an opportunity to shine a light on these bereaved parents to enhance the support they receive, while incorporating stories with contemporary research on grief and adaptation.

Target Audience

All health care providers of the multidisciplinary team.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine four key aspects of widowed parenthood.
  • Outline three important concerns of parents with advanced cancer.
  • Discuss three advantages of participatory research with patients and caregivers.
  • Outline the various types of cultural diversities (gender, age, race, religion, culture, etc.) that relate to demographics, diagnosis and treatment.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this 2020 Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Partnering with Widowed Parents to Improve End of Life Care for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
12/07/2020
Activity expires: 
12/08/2020
Event starts: 
12/07/2020 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/07/2020 - 1:00pm
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010
United States

Virtual Meeting- Zoom

Donald L. Rosenstein, M.D.   Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine;  Director, Comprehensive Cancer Support Program; Division Head, General Adult Psychiatry; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Rosenstein has indicated that he has other financial/material interest in Oxford University Press and UpToDate.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:

 AMA PRA Category 1™  1.0

The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this 2020 Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Partnering with Widowed Parents to Improve End of Life Care for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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