Palliative Care and CRT


Date: 10/19/21

Credit: .1 CEU

Speaker: Jean Minkel, PT, ATP

ATP Prep Content, Seating & Mobility, Beginner Level



The words ‘Palliative Care’ are often linked to, confused with, and erroneously used interchangeably with Hospice Care. While both Palliative Care and Hospice Care embrace the concepts of patient-centered care based on the patient’s symptoms and goals of care, they differ in the timing of implementation and the need to forego curative treatment. This webinar will review the outcome of the Consensus Statement developed by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, CMSC, on the Comprehensive Palliative Care in MS. By reviewing the statement, participants will learn where CRT can fill unmet needs being experienced by healthcare providers and patients who think, due to the progression of a disease, ‘there is nothing more we can do”. As we know, there are TONS of interventions “we” can offer.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to name and discuss the differences between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Participants will be able to list the four domains of inquiry when following the principles of Palliative Care.

Participants will be able to identify effective communication strategies including the importance of ‘Ask before Teaching”.

Jean is a physical therapist and master clinician well recognized for her expertise in Assistive Technology. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Care Management at ICS a CMO- Care Management Organization in NYC.  In addition, she leads On A Roll, a PT/OT practice providing specialized Complex Rehab Technology services to persons living with a physical disability in NYC.  Jean has been recognized for her contributions to the field by being named a RESNA Fellow and awarded the Sam McFarland Mentor Award.  She is a contributing author and co-editor with Michelle Lange of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: A Clinical Resource Guide, a textbook available for all who want to learn more about seating and mobility.