When a Patient with Cancer is a Parent: Practical Parent Guidance to Address Parenting Concerns and Enhance Parenting Skills to Support Child Coping
Parents with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses identify having medical and mental health clinicians with expertise and attunement to their parenting concerns as an important unmet need.
This course will provide a format for identifying parenting concerns and providing expert parent guidance to parents in treatment for cancer, from a new diagnosis to recurrence and end of life. This multi-session course includes both didactics and video of clinical interactions.
Course topics include a brief review of literature that supports the need for parent guidance during a parent's serious illness, a discussion of the impact of child development and temperament on a child's adjustment to parental illness, and a video illustration of the clinical intervention. Content is targeted for mental health clinicians who work in medical settings, community mental health providers who see families impacted by cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, and non-mental health practitioners who treat patients facing parenting challenges during illness.
MDs/Doctoral-Level Professionals: $399.00
Other Professionals or Trainees: $299.00
Refunds will be issued for requests received within 5 business days of purchase, but an administrative fee of $35.00 will be deducted from your refund. No refunds will be made thereafter. Additionally, no refunds will be made for individuals who claim credit, regardless of when they request a refund.
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MGH Psychiatry Academy
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Boston, MA 02114
The Marjorie E. Korff Parenting At a Challenging Time Program is supported by an endowment from the Korff family and other generous donors including the Davidson family, Epstein family and funding from the MGH Cancer Center.
The online When a Patient with Cancer is a Parent course was made possible through a generous grant from the Lynch Foundation.
The creation of this course in partnership with the MGH Psychiatry Academy would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our project manager, Greer Dent. Her attention to detail, her excellent writing skills and her commitment to the quality of this course made each step of the process possible.
This program is intended for:
- Social Workers
- Licensed Mental Health Counselors
By the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Describe and address common parenting concerns when a parent has cancer
- Discuss developmental stage and temperament-related considerations affecting a child’s adjustment to a parent’s illness
- Explain and anticipate challenges faced by children at different phases of a parent’s cancer care
- Utilize a framework for conducting a parent guidance intervention
Participants must complete all 4 course sessions and their required components of each session to receive credit, including:
- Activity Overview
- Video Lecture
- Reading and Resources
- Post-Course Quiz
Introduction to the Parent Guidance Intervention
A Review of the Literature Supporting the Value of Parent Guidance
Child Adjustment Informed by Child Developmental Stage & Temperament
End of Life & Bereavement
Paula Rauch, MD
Author: McGraw Hill Publishing
Consultant: WGBH Children's Broadcasting
Cynthia W. Moore, Ph.D.
Kristin S. Russell, MD, MBA
Consultant: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Sarah E. Shea, Ph.D.
Mary S. Convery, MSW, LICSW
- 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 10.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 10.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 10.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 10.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number
- 10.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 10.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 10.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.
Release Date: May 20, 2019
Expiration Date: August 2, 2024
Review Date: August 2, 2021 by Robert Althoff, MD, PhD
David H. Rubin, MD, reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
In accord with the disclosure policy of McLean Hospital as well as guidelines set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education, all people in control of educational content, including speakers, course directors, planners, and reviewers, have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests of both themselves and their spouses/partners over the past 12 months, as defined below:
The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org.
Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.
Relevant financial relationships
ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest
Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.
The following planners, speakers, and content reviewers, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, have reported financial relationships with an entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services (relevant to the content of this activity) consumed by, or used on, patients:
Paula K. Rauch, M.D.
Royalties: McGraw-Hill Publishing
Consulting Fee (Consultant): WGBH Children's Broadcasting
Kristin Russell, MD, MBA
Consulting Fee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
All other individuals including course directors, planners, reviewers, faculty, staff, etc., who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity have, on behalf of themselves and their spouse or partner, reported no financial relationships related to the content of this activity.
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