Rural adults are more likely than urban counterparts to have a larger range of chronic conditions³ and extensive disparities in health, such as greater rates of death, pain and suffering and reduced life expectancy². The increasing need for palliative care services coupled with reduced access to palliative care services, health disparities, and presence of increased chronic conditions by rural residents create an urgent need to further quantify the current palliative care services available throughout the states of North and South Dakota.

We are fortunate to have robust and accomplished specialty palliative care programs, as well as primary care programs, in the Dakotas. During this session, program leaders will highlight the definitions and benefits of palliative care, offer practical application tips and identify a multitude of resources and training opportunities for individuals and professionals. Attend this Webinar to learn more.

May 17, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT


  • Describe palliative care and palliative care specialty services
  • Identify the benefit and value of palliative care services
  • Identify available resources and training opportunities in the Dakotas

We will allow time for a Question/Answer panel discussion at the conclusion of the presentation.


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Charlene Berke BS, RT (R)(T), ARRT Project Director – South Dakota Palliative Care Network, Upper Midwest Palliative Care Education Network Sarah Mollman PhD, RN, CHPN®, CNE® Co-Project Director – South Dakota Palliative Care Network, South Dakota State University, College of Nursing Mari Perrenoud RN, CHPN South Dakota Palliative Care Network Director Nancy Joyner MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN University of North Dakota -Center for Rural Health Palliative Care Outreach Specialist


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (2017, August 2). About Rural Health
  2. Rural Health Information Hub [RHIH]. (2019, April 22). Rural health disparities
  3. Woeppel, M., Marsh, L., & Sharp, R. (2019). Palliative care policy paper. National Rural Health Association.