The Psychiatric Care of Patients with Advanced Disease

This webinar is recommended for all healthcare professionals.

Administrators, Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, Recreational Therapists, and Catholic Chaplains.

This October, the Avila Institute will be streaming their long-term care conference live. The first day of the conference will focus on topics in palliative care and the second day will look at the latest in regulatory and compliance. Continuing education will be available for Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, Catholic Chaplains, Recreation Therapists, and Nursing Home Administrators to earn continuing education credit.

Time, Topic, Speaker

Monday, October 8, 2018, 3:30 PM ET, 60 mins

The Psychiatric Care of Patients with Advanced Disease

Topic #6

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Webinar Description

Patients with advanced disease suffer many psychiatric symptoms as they approach the end of life. These symptoms are commonly related to the syndrome of Delirium or Depression and often go unrecognized and/or treated. Caregivers who work with dying patients should be competent in recognizing and managing these syndromes since they so often complicate the suffering of patients and families at the end of life. The presentation will primarily focus on the recognition, understanding and treatment of Delirium and Depression in terminal illness. It will also address common distressing psychiatric symptoms at end of life including hallucinations, delusions and anxiety.

Robert Brescia, MD Director, Palliative Care Institute and Psychiatric Services Calvary Hospital

Robert A. Brescia, M.D., Calvary Hospital’s director of the Palliative Care Institute and of Psychiatric Services, has more than 30 years’ experience in the psychiatric care of advanced cancer patients. During that time, he has cared for over 12,000 terminal patients. Dr. Brescia directs the research and educational programs at Calvary Hospital, including the palliative care training of medical students, residents and fellows throughout the greater New York area. He has lectured extensively on psychiatric issues in advanced disease, particularly delirium and depression, and has contributed to several psychosocial research studies in palliative care. Dr. Brescia graduated from Fordham University in 1973. He received his medical degree from State University of New York- downstate Medical Center and his psychiatric training at the New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center. He is on the teaching faculty at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Credit Information

ATTENDANCE: All participants must attend the webinar in full, enter the complete verification code, and complete the evaluation.

No partial credit is to be given if any time is missed during an individual session presented at this conference. Extenuating circumstances may be considered by discussing the reasoning behind missing the time and determining if credits can be offered an alternative way.

Administrators (NAB)

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1.0 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20191008-2.25-A47305-DL.


Catholic Chaplains

This educational program has been approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Hours by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains.


Dietitians (Registered)

This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for approval to award Continuing Professional Education Hours. Please contact us at 518-537-5000 or for the status of CPE accreditation.



This webinar is part of the program "Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-term Care." People who complete this webinar in full will receive 1.0 Contact Hours.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.


Approved Contact Hour(s):11.0

Program Code #: 002-169-070618



Recreation Therapists

This webinar is part of the program "Compassion, Comfort, and Compliance in Long-term Care." People who complete this webinar in full will receive 0.1 CEUs.


The American Therapeutic Recreation Association has reviewed and pre-approved this workshop for up to 1.1 CEUs. Approval #181008NY


ATRA awarded Category B CEUs are not automatically accepted for credit by NCTRC or other professional credentialing organizations. Individual CTRS’s may submit the CEUs to NCTRC for consideration in their individual recertification process. Statistically, 85% of pre-approved ATRA CEU credits are also approved by NCTRC.

Social Workers

This program has been approved for 1.0 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 D80029-3.

New York State Social Workers
Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0265.

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