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Organizing Palliative Care for Rural Populations TeleECHO

Join a Virtual Learning Network

Learn about the importance of providing palliative care to rural populations, how to have a serious illness conversation, how to use POLST, and other topics that will assist in facilitating statewide growth of rural palliative care.


The goal of this teleECHO™ series is to provide insight on how to organize and better understand Palliative Care services for patients in rural and underserved communities throughout North Dakota, by building and strengthening capacity among primary care and other providers responsible for supporting patient well-being.


Learn about best practices and evidence-based care for patients with complex medical conditions through didactic and case presentations. Participants will be able to:

  • Provide comprehensive, integrated, and responsive palliative care services in various settings.
  • Acquire new skills, competencies, and best practices with a focus on rural palliative care
  • Present de-identified cases for collaborative discussion and guidance

This TeleECHO Offers

  • Free continuing medical education (CME) credits for healthcare professionals
  • Expert pain and symptom management
  • Effective communication with patients and families around medical treatment and care priorities
  • Screening and support for emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families


This teleECHO series is made possible through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) and administered by the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

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