Course Overview

Guiding Families to Mindfulness

Gain an understanding of contemporary hospice and palliative care (HPC), and how it relates to personal growth and enhancing quality of life.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

60 minutes

CME Eligible*

1 credit
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

The presentation will offer the attendees an understanding of contemporary hospice and palliative care (HPC), which focuses on personal growth and enhancing quality of life. Being present and mindful is a key skill for making difficult decisions for one's self or loved one. Helping patients and families achieve a mindful state enhances the process of decision making but may be difficult for some individuals to achieve through conventional meditation or MBSR approaches, especially with cognitive impairment. The presenters will provide case examples in adults and children employing integrative modalities and incorporating shamanic transpersonal healing approaches, which they have successfully used to guide over one hundred patients and families across the nation, referred for hospice care or requiring ICU care. The presenters will provide the attendees with two experiential opportunities for guided shamanic journeying (similar to guided visualization) accompanied by mindful rhythmic drumming to understand how the process takes place in the clinical setting and how the information obtained can be easily incorporated into supporting patient care.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Understand the process and goals of end of life care in contemporary, integrative hospice care.
  • List several integrative methods to help patients achieve mindfulness as a key to developing personal insight.
  • Experience the process of shamanic journeying as a method for accessing transpersonal healing.
  • Explain the critical role that the healer's intention plays in the process of shamanic healing work to support integrative medicine.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

David Steinhorn, MD


David M. Steinhorn, M.D., is a nationally known specialist in pediatric critical care, palliative care and hospice medicine. In 2019, he was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics with the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Award.” Dr. Steinhorn has additional training in energy medicine, yoga, meditation, and shamanism, studying with teachers from the Four Winds Society, and Dr. Carl Greer.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.