IAFP End of Life Care Course

Zoom Webinar

September 26, 2020 - 8:00-10:30 a.m.

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$40 for IAFP/AAFP Members
$50 for Nonmembers


On May 8, 2019 Governor Reynolds signed into law HF731, making changes on how mandatory reporting training is provided.  Beginning July 1, 2019 the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) will take over the responsibilities for mandatory reporting training.  There will be a two hour child abuse and a two hour dependent adult abuse available on the DHS website free of charge.   There are changes in how often you need to take the training, instead of every five years it is now every three years.  This will be the only approved training allowed in Iowa and the only way to receive the training.  Any current approval/provider numbers issued through the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be void after June 30, 2019.  IDPH will not be renewing any approval/provider numbers due to this change.  If you recently have taken mandatory reporting training from an approved provider with a current curriculum your certificate is valid 5 years past the date of the training.



Jim Bell, MD, Medical Director, Palliative Care, Unity Point St. Luke’s, Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Lecture 1: Palliative Care and Hospice Essentials

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care
  • Have a working knowledge of the universal principles of “primary palliative care”
  • Be aware of the specific circumstances calling for referral to a palliative care team


Lecture 2: Goal setting: The Family Meeting

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the essential elements of the family meeting for goals of care discussion
  • Be able to incorporate those elements efficiently into a limited office visit
  • Learn strategies for managing challenging situations such as requests to “do everything”


Lecture 3: The role of the Family Physician in the application of new technologies in advanced disease

At the conclusion of the lecture, the participant will

  • Recognize new technologies that patients may encounter as they face advanced disease
  • Understand the role of the family physician in supporting patients and families in these situations
  • Be able to support patients in decision making using specific communication tools


Support provided by a grant from the AAFP Foundation through the Family Medicine Philanthropic Consortium and by a grant from (RALI) the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Iowa.


This Live activity, IAFP End of Life Care, with a beginning date of 09/26/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  2.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians