Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Care (Live Webinar)

Includes a Live Event on 10/07/2019 at 10:05 AM (EDT)

Webinar Description

In this live 1-hour presentation, Pam Malloy will discuss how the palliative care interdisciplinary team (IDT) systematically addresses psychological and psychiatric aspects of care in the context of serious illness. The IDT conducts comprehensive developmentally and culturally sensitive mental status screenings of seriously ill patients. The social worker facilitates mental health assessment and treatment in all care settings, either directly, in consultation, or through referral to specialist level psychological and/or psychiatric care. The IDT communicates to the patient and family the implications of psychological and psychiatric aspects of care in establishing goals of care and developing a treatment plan, addressing family conflict, delivering grief support and resources from the point of diagnosis onward, and providing referrals for patients or family members who require additional support.

This webinar will be streamed live from our 2019 long-term care conference, "Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations." The video will feature both footage of the speaker and the presentation slides.

Continuing Education

Registrants seeking continuing education will be asked to watch the live webinar in full, pass a post-test, and submit an evaluation form. 

  • Administrators (NAB): This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.00 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS— Approval #20201006-1.00-A56425-DL.
  • Catholic Chaplains: The National Association of Catholic Chaplains has approved this program for a total of 1.0 Continuing Education Hours.
  • Dietitians (Registered): This educational program has been approved for 11.0 Continuing Professional Education Hours by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Activity #148694. Learning Need Code (s) # 5390 7100 5100 5460 Performance Indictor(s) # 2.1.1, 8.2.3, 12.2.3, 6.1.2
    This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours.
  • Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved Contact Hour(s): 11.0 Program Code #: 002-153-070919. This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Recreation Therapists: The American Therapeutic Recreation Association has reviewed and pre-approved this workshop for up to 1.1 CEUs. ATRA awarded Category B CEUs are not automatically accepted for credit by NCTRC or other professional credentialing organizations. Individual CTRS’s may submit the CEUs to NCTRC for consideration in their individual recertification process. Statistically, 85% of pre-approved ATRA CEU credits are also approved by NCTRC. Workshop # 191008NY
    This webinar is part of the program “Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations.” People who complete this webinar in full will receive 0.1 CEUs. 
  • New York State Social Workers:  Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0265.

More Information

If you have any questions or concerns about registering and attending the webinar, or about continuing education, please contact Tricia Misonznick or Erica Balazs at (518) 537-5000.

Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN

Director and Co-Investigator of the ELNEC Project; Special Advisor on Global Initiatives, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Pam Malloy is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 35 years of experience in clinical medical/surgical and oncology nursing, staff development, education and administration. Ms. Malloy is currently the Director and co-investigator of the ELNEC Project, as well as Special Advisor on Global Affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC.  She serves as faculty for all the national ELNEC courses and has presented ELNEC in eleven international countries.  

Ms. Malloy directed the California Endowment project for AACN on developing cultural competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  In addition, Ms. Malloy serves on the Board of Directors of Living Room International, which provides hospice services in Kipkaren, Kenya.  She serves as an advisor for several grants involving education, quality of life, and palliative care. Ms. Malloy is also a Florence Wald Fellow, Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN) and Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).  She has written and had published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written chapters for various textbooks.  Email contact:

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