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When it's Time to Say Goodbye to our Patients: Who Takes Care of Us?

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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TOMA - Texas
Martha Danhof, DO
50 Minutes
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How do we decide when hospice or palliative care is appropriate for our patients? In this presentation, the speaker will provide information on where healthcare providers can find support in the loss of patients. In addition, the speaker will address ways physicians can avoid feelings of inadequacy or failure when a patient dies.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine when hospice vs. palliative care is appropriate for patients
  2. Provide suggestions on how physicians can cope with the loss of a patient
  3. Understand who can assist the healthcare provider in dealing with the loss of a patient.

Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Dr. Martha Danhof is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice Palliative Care Medicine. Following graduation from SMU, she worked as the amino acid analyzer technician in the Department of Microbiology at UTSW and then transitioned to graduate work in the microbiology department working on viral molecular genetics. Her desire to pursue a medical career was finally realized after attending TCOM and graduating from UNTHSC-TCOM. She completed internship and residency at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where she served as Chief resident in her final year of training. Dr. Danhof spent the first four-years post training as a Primary Care Physician in Allen, Texas. She then accepted a position at UNTHSC -TCOM, where she taught in the Internal Medicine department. Following, Dr. Danhof transitioned to hospital medicine, where she worked for the next 15 years. During her time as a hospitalist, she established the Palliative Care program at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Danhof has had a passion for palliative care and hospice her entire career and feel there is great misunderstanding as to when and what palliative care can offer.

Dr. Danhof discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.




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