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Grand Rounds: "Giving Adolescents a Voice: Advanced Care Planning in the AYA Cancer Population" and "Reiki Therapy in Palliative Care"


By Noam Stern, MD, and Michaela Ibach, MD

Objectives (Educational Content) :

Giving Adolescents a Voice .... 1. Describe the current evidence for advanced care planning. 2. Describe the barriers to advanced care planning with adolescents and young adults with cancer. Reiki Therapy .... 1. Outline the current evidence supporting the use of Reiki therapy in symptom management. 2. Describe the feasibility of performing complementary and alternative medicine research in hospitalized children.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.