Approved for Continuing Education

Approved by NCBTMB for 1 CEU for massage therapists.

Approved for 1 contact/clock hours of continuing education credit by the Continuing Education Institute of Illinois in collaboration with the University of Illinois Department of Family Medicine for the following professions:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Counselor-Professional/Clinical
  • Dentist/Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian/Nutritionist
  • Marriage and Family Counselor
  • Nurse (APN, RN, LPN)
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Occupational Therapist/COTA
  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Psychologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • About the Instructors

    • Course Description

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Introduction

  • 3

    Some examples

    • Sample patient #1

    • Sample patient #2

    • Sample patient #3

    • Sample patient #4

  • 4

    Charting Dos and Don'ts

    • What not to say

    • How your note can impact future care

    • Charting Dos and Don'ts

  • 5

    In closing...

    • Now it's your turn

    • In closing...

  • 6

    Resources

    • RAINN State Law Database

    • Dignity in Care Toolkit

    • Beyond Compliance

    • Rethinking Adherence

    • Ambiguity in End-of-Life Care Terminology—What Do We Mean by “Comfort Care?”

    • Poor prognostication: hidden meanings in word choices

  • 7

    Final Quiz

    • To Chart or Not to Chart Final Quiz

    • To Chart or Not to Chart course evaluation

Instructor(s)

Guest Instructor

Anne Kelemen

Anne Kelemen, LICSW, ACHP-SW is the Director of Psychosocial Spiritual Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Ms. Kelemen joined the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Section of Palliative Care in 2013. In 2015, she was named MedStar Health Palliative Care Clinician of the Year. Prior to joining the Hospital Center staff, Ms. Kelemen instituted the first palliative care service at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She first developed an interest in palliative care while a hospice volunteer in Maryland, and then received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a post-master’s certificate in End of Life Care from the Smith College School of Social Work. Ms. Kelemen continues to facilitate support groups for bereaved family members and for teens and young adults. Her research interests include the intersection between language and medicine, non-physical pain, and spirituality at the end of life.

Instructor & Operations Director

Kerry Jordan

Kerry is a teacher for Healwell and is an essential part of the curriculum development team. She brings 20 years of experience as an instructor and has an extensive background in teaching pathology and physiology and adapting massage therapy for special populations. Before training as a massage therapist, Kerry owned and operated a successful yoga studio in Boston. She has been teaching yoga since 1999. Kerry effortlessly weaves the principles of yoga and meditation into her teaching and service work with yogis, massage therapists and health care providers.