Online Program

Palliative Care Introduction



Cost: $ 20.00

Contact Hours 1.0


After viewing this program, the learner should be able to

Describe the philosophy of palliative care

Review the difference between Palliative care vs Hospice care

Recognize when a person should be referred to palliative care.


Speaker Bios

Kristin Cina is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and is also board-certified in hospice and palliative care.  She is a graduate of Boston College where she obtained her BSN (2009) and MSN (2016).  She is an experienced neuroscience RN and spent several years as a bedside nurse in the neuro med/surg unit and ICU at MGH.  She joined the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine as an inpatient nurse practitioner in July 2017 after completing the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship.  Kristin is particularly interested in palliative care education for nurses and using innovation and technology in order to expand access to such information.

Michaela M. Rowland is an inpatient palliative care nurse practitioner at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Vermont and then went on to receive her Master’s in Nursing specializing in adult oncology from Yale University. She is a graduate of the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship and holds advanced certification in oncology and hospice and palliative care. She has a special interest in nursing education on the integration of palliative care principles in the care of patients and families facing oncology diagnoses and serious illnesses.


Presenter Disclosure Statement:

The planners of this educational activity have no conflict of interest to declare. The speakers have no conflict of interest to declare unless otherwise indicated prior to their presentations.

Continuing Education Information:

Northeastern University School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Provider Number 2019U0003

Participants successfully completing this program will receive a statement of credit for contact hours. Statements of Credit may be printed on-line after successful completion of the learning assessment.

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