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Unmuting the Voices & Improving Health Care Equity of Under-Represented Rural Populations — Palliative Care

August 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds


Welcome to CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds

The Palliative Care and Comprehensive Cancer Support Programs (CCSP) co-organize weekly presentations on the care of seriously ill patients and their families, including individuals living with cancer, relevant to interdisciplinary clinicians. Individual topics address pain and symptom management, communication approaches with patients and families, strategies to facilitate coping and support, quality improvement and research in these disciplines.


August 25

Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, FAAN

Unmuting the Voices & Improving Health Care Equity of Under-Represented Rural Populations



Marie Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, FAAN, is professor, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and Co-Director, Center for Palliative and Supportive Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing and Department of Medicine. She has developed innovative methods, such as tele-health & tele-consultation, to improve palliative and supportive care access for under-represented persons with serious illness & family caregivers. She is a co-investigator on an NCI-funded implementation trial in 28 cancer practices across the US implementing ENABLE her early palliative care intervention.  Since 2011, she has extended her work to patients with advanced heart failure and their family via numerous pilot studies and a recently completed NINR-funded R01 “ENABLE: CHF-PC”.  Dr. Bakitas has published over 150 original data-based papers, book chapters and books. She is an American Academy of Nursing and Palliative Care Nursing Fellow.


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar


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The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.


Please visit the CCSP/Palliative Care Grand Rounds calendar page to view upcoming events.


August 25, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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