Filling the Gap Between Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

September 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Geropalliative care involves the thoughtful application of what can and should be done to avoid needless suffering and to enhance quality of life for all older adults. There remains a gap between traditional patient management and palliative management. Understanding the differences in what outcomes are measured, what information patients are seeking, and how geriatric syndromes define these changes are critical to best care practices. Dr. Daniel Hoefer, a family medicine and palliative care doctor with Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, will discuss the changing paradigm of geriatric patients, the risks of treatment associated with geriatric syndromes, and the crossover with palliative care. He will also share practical tips for improving outcomes in an advanced geriatric population. 

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1 CEU available for nurses and social workers. After you click the Register Myself button, be sure to scroll to the Program section below the Add button to click the appropriate program and enter your license number. Next, click the Proceed to Checkout button at the bottom of the page and then complete your registration by clicking the Submit Order in the cart. Live attendance and survey completion are required to earn 1.0 CEU.


  • Describe the changing paradigm of geriatric medicine.
  • State the conflict between traditional management and new or evidence based updated standards.
  • Demonstrate the importance of prognosticating for hospital risk in the elderly.
  • Name three things that could be done at a traditional physical that are not being done now that could improve outcomes to the geriatric population.


Daniel R. Hoefer, MD
CMO Outpatient Palliative Care
Sharp HospiceCare

Dr. Daniel Hoefer is the Chief Medical Officer for Sharp HealthCare’s outpatient palliative care program, Transitions and Medical Director for Sharp HospiceCare. In addition, he is a board certified family practice physician, board certified in Palliative Medicine and is part of Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group in San Diego. Sharp's Community Based Palliative Care Program, Transitions, has won several awards including the Circle of Life award from the American Hospital Association, the National Association of ACOs Innovators award, the Joint Commission Certificate of Distinction and in 2019, the Hearst Health Jefferson School of Population Health Award.

His background includes participation on the Risk Management and Utilization Review Committees for Sharp Rees-Stealy since 1994. He has spent over 25 years working in nursing homes caring for ventilator dependent and geriatric patients. Dr. Hoefer is EPEC trained, a leading visionary for the development of an evidence-based care model for late stage/advanced illness and is a leading national and international speaker. Dr. Hoefer has received numerous awards and has coauthored many research articles. Dr. Hoefer received his undergraduate degree from UCLA and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency at Northridge Family Practice.

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Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15403, for one (1) contact hour.

Social Work: Course meets the qualifications for one (1) hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CCCC is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs and LMFTs, Provider #91987. 

Chaplains: This program may be used for continuing education credit for chaplains certified with the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.

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9/29/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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