The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes and challenges to our health care system. It amplified existing problems and created new barriers to health care delivery. The Hospice and Palliative Care specialty, like any other field in medicine, has not been spared from this. This webinar will discuss the history of this pandemic, the changes that happened in response to this pandemic, and the challenges and opportunities it has created.

Target Audience

Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide a brief history of COVID-19 in the past year
  2. Identify the changes in the health care system specifically affecting the specialty of Hospice and Palliative Care
  3. Describe the challenges and opportunities as a result of the pandemic

Additional Information

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Michael Mencias, MD, FAAHPM
Senior Hospice Physician
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care



Michael Mencias, MD, FAAHPM, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, has indicated a relationship with Tabula Rasa for research support.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Hospice and Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a beginning date of February 1, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care 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 #SW-0242.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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