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Crucial End-of-Life Decisions and Candid Answers from a Leading Palliative and Hospice Physician

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
  • Zoom webinar - link included in registration
  • 50


About the Webinar: 

What is the fundamental difference between hospice and palliative medicine? What are the 2 components of the advanced directive?  What is the main purpose of the family conference?  Please join us as Dr.Edward Creagan answers these questions and shares his expertise as the first Mayo Clinic consultant board certified in hospice and palliative medicine.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the distinction between palliative medicine and hospice medicine.
  • Recognize the components of the advance directive with a focus on the proxy/surrogate and the level of care consistent with the patient's wishes.
  • Integrate the psychosocial dimension of the patient in end-of-life discussions.
  • Appreciate the profound emotional  and medical advantage  of incorporating the palliative care community in patient care (earlier rather than later).

About the Speaker:

Edward T. Creagan,MD, FAAHPM, is a medical oncologist and hospice and palliative care specialist who practiced at the Mayo Clinic for more than forty Minnesota winters until his retirement from active medical practice in late 2018. He is professor emeritus of medical oncology at the Mayo Clinic Medical School where he held the endowed chair as the John and Roma Rouse Professor of Humanism in Medicine, and he is now Emeritus Professor of Humanism in Medicine and an Emeritus Consultant in Palliative Medicine there.

Dr. Creagan was the first Mayo Clinic consultant board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. He is also board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

He is the author of over 500 scientific papers and has given more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world, including his home state of New Jersey. 

With coauthor Sandra Wendel, he is the author of the fully revised second edition of his triple award-winning book, How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician’s Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis ( His most recent book titled Farewell provides answers to the vital end-of-life questions patients and families ask. 

He tweets @EdwardCreagan and @AskDoctorEd. Readers may contact Dr. Ed at

Special book pricing for attendees: The webinar is based on DrCreagan’s new book, and you are invited to buy the book at special discount pricing. 

On Amazon: The ebook is available at $1.99 from now until April 30, as a special courtesy to the group. Just search Creagan and the title Farewell: Vital End-of-Life Questions with Candid Answers at The paperback is also available on Amazon (retail: $19.95), as well as the audiobook.

From the publisher: If you would like one copy of the paperback edition or several (for your office staff, patients, library), you may order directly from the publisher for $14.95 plus $2.00 per book shipping to one address. Pay by credit card or PayPal. Contact or call (402) 334-2547.

The speaker(s) and planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Nebraska Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Nebraska Medical Education Trust and Nebraska Cancer Coalition. The Nebraska Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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