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Opioid Use in Hospice Care

Opioid Use in Hospice Care


Opioid Use in Hospice Care

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

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Nonmembers: $75

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Program description:

Health care officials want to protect their communities from the opioid crisis. They also want to  ensure that those who need serious pain relief in their final days receive it under the direction of trained end-of-life care professionals. Addiction is not generally a concern in prescribing opioids for terminally ill hospice patients; proper pain management allows them to engage with their family members in peace as they decline. In this webinar, IU Health Hospice System Medical Director Timothy J. Broach, MD, will review the most commonly used opioids in hospice care, as well as the unique characteristics of different opioids, the various delivery routes available in hospice and the management of common side effects.


At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the similarities and differences between palliative care and hospice.
  • Recognize how changing care goals also change opioid prescribing by hospice physicians.
  • Analyze the nonclinical factors that impact opioid prescribing by hospice physicians.
  • Discern how a hospice team manages abuse and diversion of opioids by hospice patients.


Timothy J. Broach, MD
IU Health Hospice System Medical Director
IU Health Physicians Palliative Care
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, IU School of Medicine

About the speaker:

Dr. Tim Broach is the medical director for IU Health’s hospice and home-based palliative care programs. He also practices inpatient palliative care at the IU Health academic medical center. A graduate of the IU School of Medicine (IUSM), he completed his internal medicine residency at IUSM, as well. After a decade as a hospitalist, he transitioned into hospice and palliative care, earning his hospice medical director certification in 2017. He is also a certified Vital Talk faculty member. He is passionate about improving provider-patient communication and delivering effective and ethical end-of-life care.

CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Supported by an Educational Grant from:

If you have questions, contact ISMA Continuing Medical Education staff at 800-257-4762 or seminars@ismanet.org.



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3/11/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Live Webinar
Online registration not available.