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R. Dietz Wolfe M.D. Lectureship

After viewing the Lectureship, Please click here and complete the test to
receive CME credit.

Method of Participation/Media used

Participants in this activity should have basic computer and browser skills.  During the course, you will view and listen to a didactic lecture while viewing slides.  You will be asked to take a brief online post-test and score 80% or greater.  Once test is passed, submission of a final evaluation is required. 

Estimated time to Complete

This course takes approximately 1 hour to view and complete test and evaluation.

Target Audience

This activity is targeted toward physicians in all specialties and sub-specialties.

Statement of Need

Norton Cancer Institute Network Committee has noted recent studies showing the improvement in survival and quality of life in patients who receive palliative care.  Therefore, physician education is necessary to continue improvement in quality of life and survival of patients who receive this care.

Hardware/Software Requirements

High speed internet connection
Windows 2000 or higher
256 MBs or more of RAM
Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher


At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
1.  Identify three behaviors patients need from their physicians, regardless of whether they are at the end of life.
2.  Describe how hospice and palliative research sheds light on the doctor-patient relationship.

Principal Faculty  and Credentials

Joseph D. Rotella, M.D.
Sr. Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Hosparus of Louisville
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Louisville, Division of Internal Medicine

Faculty Disclosure

Faculty for this course has no potential or actual conflicts of interest to disclose.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Complete the offering.
Complete the test.
Complete and submit the evaluation.

Commercial Support

This offering is not supported by a commercial entity in any way.


Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Norton Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Provider Contact Information

Norton Healthcare CME
315 E Broadway, Suite 505
Louisville, KY  40202
Phone: (502) 629-8574   Fax: (502) 629-6556

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Date of Original Release

June 20, 2011

Date of Most Recent Review/Update

June 20, 2011

Course Termination Date

June, 2014


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