Grand Rounds - Sep 9, 2022
"Utility of Psychedelics for Palliative Care and the Treatment of End‐of‐Life Existential Distress"

Speaker: Anthony P. Bossis, MD, PhD. NYU Grossman School of Medicine.




  1. Identify factors and symptoms in existential and psycho-spiritual distress in palliative and end-of-life care.
  2. Recognize the importance of meaning and transcendence in end-of-life distress and psychedelic research.
  3. Describe the characteristics of mystical experience; summarize the scientific findings from current psilocybin cancer anxiety research.
  4. Identify clinical implications from psychedelic research for palliative / hospice care.

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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