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Event: Keeping your head…and Heart in the game: Self Care and Resiliency in Hospice and Palliative Care Teleconference(Free)

January 15, 2020
10am-11:30am CT

Christa Burke, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW, APHSW-C

Christa Burke, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW has a Master’s degree in Social Welfare from UCLA and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained Advanced Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work (ACHP-SW) in 2015. She has a broad background in social work but began medical social work as a Pediatric Oncology Social Worker at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 2005.  She transitioned to adult palliative care in 2015.  Christa is currently a Palliative Care Social Worker with the Washington University Division of Palliative Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St Louis, MO.  Christa serves as the Social Work Consultant for the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association (MHCPA) and is a member of NASW, SWHPN (Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network) and the St Louis Social Work Leaders in Healthcare organization. Through MHPCA, Christa serves as a Hospice educator for in Missouri Correctional Facilities teaching offenders to serve as hospice volunteers to other offenders in need.  Christa is passionate about helping patients and their families cope with serious illness and encouraging meaningful discussions about the experiences and values that give meaning to a person’s life.  She currently works on a dynamic interdisciplinary team in both an inpatient and outpatient setting focusing on the needs of the whole person. She enjoys teaching social work students, medical students, residents and fellows in addition to her direct patient care.  She has recently published an article about her Palliative Care MSW Practicum Curriculum designed to educate future social work leaders in Palliative Care.

Learners will:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of burnout in hospice and palliative care clinicians.
  2. Define and discuss resiliency in Palliative Care and Hospice.
  3. Identify multiple resilience building skills to employ before burnout becomes a problem.

This teleconference is free!
Please email Crystal Ramsey at to register.
There will be a $10 fee for Nurses or Social Worker CE’s.
Registrants will receive the website link and call in information after registering.
This is an intermediate level course.
This teleconference will be recorded. If you are not able to attend on the day of the teleconference, please register like you are attending and MHPCA will send you the recording.

This program provides 1.5 MO Nursing Contact Hours. This program provides 1.5 Social Worker Hours. All Social Workers must complete a post test and return to MHPCA via fax (573-635-0659) or email to to receive SW CE hours. Participants from Missouri interested in credit hours should indicate on the sign in sheet from each hospice their desire to receive credit hours.  There will be an additional $10.00 per person for contact hours.  Please make checks payable to MHPCA (P.O. Box 105318, Jefferson City, MO 65110) with a copy of your sign in sheet to receive credit for participants.  All participants wanting CE credits must sign the sign in/sign out sheet, fill out an evaluation, complete a post test (Social Worker’s only) and return to MHPCA at the end of the Live Interactive Teleconference via fax (573-635-0659) or email to The certificate will be generated and sent to the contact on the sign in/out sheet via email with in 5 business days. If you have any questions or concerns please contact crystal at

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

“Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, #1359, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2017 – 2/28/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive __1.5__ continuing education clock hours.”