Continuing Education


Following the Summit, professionals will be able to:

  • Describe how palliative care can improve quality and reduce the cost of care for people with advanced illness.
  • Discuss ways that hospice has been demonstrated to be one of the best ways to care for people at the end of life.
  • Identify successes over the past 50 years to integrate palliative care into mainstream health care.
  • Define the stages of the geriatric life cycle.
  • Develop skills to prognosticate risk of patient-centered quality metrics.
  • Identify risks for hospital induced delirium.
  • Describe California’s experience legalizing physician aid-in-dying – highlighting best practices and areas for improvement.
  • Reflect on the role of hospice and palliative care in responding to the End of Life Option Act.
  • Discuss areas for further research or policy development to improve care for patients at the
    end of life.


Full attendance, in its entirety, is required at all education sessions in order to receive professional continuing education credits (CMEs/CEs). Continuing education is provided for full-day attendance. Partial day credit is not available.

All attendees must sign in with their professional license numbers in the morning of each day of the Summit. In order to receive credit, participants must complete an online survey within 30 days following the Summit in order to receive a CME/CE certificate. Continuing education certificates will be sent via email. Certificates of attendance will be available at the end of the Summit in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, 2018.

Note: A 50-minute minimum of uninterrupted time is required to qualify for one hour of CME/CE credit. Continuing education excludes lunch and break periods.

Physicians & Physician Assistants Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. CME credits are sponsored by Partnership HealthPlan of California.
Nurses This course meets the qualifications for approximately 12 contact hours. This provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403.
Social Workers This course meets the qualifications for an estimated 12 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987.
Nursing Home Administrators An application has been made to the California Nursing Home Administration program (NHAP# CEP 1735) for an estimated 12 NHAP/P credits. Determination is pending.
Chaplains This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.


Coalition for Compassionate Care of California maintains responsibility for this course and its content. For any questions or to address a grievance, contact us.