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What's in a Name? Palliative Care, Stigma, and Quality of Life

The phrase “palliative care” can be associated with negative intent and outcomes. Indeed, some patients and families may even reject the offer of palliative care based on the stigma associated with the term. In this session, the presenter will discuss the construct of palliative care and its outcomes, explore the literature related to the impact of the terms used to describe palliative care on patient outcomes, and the role of the respiratory therapist in maximizing quality of life.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: February 23, 2022

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


Define palliative care and contrast it with hospice care
Discuss negative perceptions of the phrase “palliative care” and the consequences
Identify the RT’s role in palliative care education and assessment for maximum quality of life


What's in a Name? Palliative Care, Stigma, and Quality of Life

Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland Ph.D., CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC