The End of Life Curriculum Project (US)

Topic

End of Life and palliative care issues
 

Content

A self-study course offering the following modules, together with a detailed introduction and learning objectives; as well as a pre-test / post-test assessment, and further resources:
  • Overview of Palliative Care
  • Dyspnea
  • Home Hospice
  • Opioid Conversion
  • Prognostication
  • Transition to Death
  • Palliative Sedation
  • Communication
  • Bereavement

Depth

Introductory / Intermediate

Target Audience

Medical students, plus members of a palliative care team, including residents, fellows, physicians, social workers, psychologists, and chaplains.

Authors

VA Palliative Care Network / SUMMIT Stanford University School of Medicine.

Comments

The program is designed as a comprehensive, modular self study resource to teach medical students and health professionals about End of Life (EOL) and palliative care issues and develop relevant knowledge, attitudes and communication skills.

Note: some of the advice is specific to the United States (US) and reflects US practice

Development of the course is described in the following reference: Magnani JW, Minor MA, Aldrich JM. Care at the end of life: A novel curriculum module implemented by medical students. Acad Med. 2002 April;77(4):292-8. Free Full Text.

Registration Required

No

Payment Required

No

Student Support

No

Certificate

No

Country of Origin

US

Web Address

https://palliative.stanford.edu/

Page last updated 23 November 2018