End of life and palliative care issues
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:
Introductory / Intermediate
Medical students, plus members of a palliative care team, including residents, fellows, physicians, social workers, psychologists, and chaplains.
VA Palliative Care Network / SUMMIT Stanford University School of Medicine.
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.
Last updated 13 August 2021