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2023 Spring

Classes are free for members

Palliative Care and End of Life Issues

Instructor: James Schneid

Fridays • 4 classes • 3/24-4/14 • 1:00-3:00 PM

Class size 5-30 students
8 seats remaining
Location: Zoom only

This 4-session course will cover:

• Palliative care and how it differs from hospice care, and explore how to access these services and be reimbursed.

Advanced directives and appointing a health care proxy.  Various scenarios and how these are affected by appropriate directives.

Grief and depression at the end of life, as well as a review of how to prevent caregiver “burnout.”

The State of MaineDeath with Dignity” option for end of life care.  Our state’s experience compared to other states’ experiences.

James Schneid M.D. is Board Certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is the previous Program Director and Chair of the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and is an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. Jim has a lifelong interest in End of Life issues and in 2017 helped develop the first Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship for physicians at the Togus V.A. Hospital and Maine Medical Center. As the VA Hospice Medical Director he enjoyed teaching nurses, chaplains, social workers, medical students, Resident physicians, fellows and attendings the art of Palliative Medicine.

Jim is still a faculty member preceptor at the Family Medicine Institute in Augusta and on the active staff of Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice.


COVID REQUIREMENTS:  Masks are required in classrooms, unless waived by the instructor. We recommend carrying a mask at all times while on the campus to use as needed.