Continuing Education


Following the Summit, professionals will be able to:

  • Identify ways that the COVID pandemic has altered the experience of people with serious illness, their families, and the healthcare professionals, teams, organizations, and systems who serve them.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges for using telehealth to deliver advance care planning, palliative care, and hospice services.
  • List three things professionals, teams, and organizations can do to keep showing up, even when we cannot be present.
  • Identify tools that can be used to assist those experiencing grief and loss.
  • Learn ways to help clients and patients become more present.
  • Identify where grief lives in the body.
  • Learn techniques to express and release anger and regrets.
  • Utilize non-directive ways to address guilt, shame, and stigma associated with grief.
  • Use concepts and demonstrations of addressing the struggle of “why me.”
  • Explore models of palliative care across settings of care.
  • Discuss the dynamic composition of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Describe creative approaches to management of the seriously ill when a pandemic limits access.
  • Identify the metrics that reflect palliative care quality within and across settings of care.
  • Practice a method for maintaining compassion in the midst of the stress of being a healthcare provider serving seriously ill patients during challenging and uncertain times.
  • Learn the value of using meditation to renew and refresh your ability to be present with your patients.
  • Describe the culture of palliative care and steps that can be taken to help promote health equity from an interdisciplinary team approach.


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 login each morning of each day of the Summit using their individually provided link. This is how attendance is verified. In addition, 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 emailed to attendees at the end of the Summit.

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

Physicians & Physician Assistants* This Live activity, Summit 2020: Sharpening our Vision for Compassionate Care in the Face of Serious Illness, with a beginning date of 08/24/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for 6.5 contact hours.
Social Workers This course meets the qualifications for approximately 6.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. 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 6 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.

*CME credits provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. (Please note: CME is issued to physicians and physician assistants; however, other healthcare professionals may claim CME prescribed/elective credit as long as their respective reporting organization accepts AAFP CME credit.)


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