185 Hospitalist Clinical Pearls: "Advanced Care Planning, Grief, and Bereavement" (120517)

Dallas, TX US
December 5, 2017

In hospitalist medicine, a large part of clinical practice is caring for patients with a terminal illness.  Yet, a small portion of the workforce has received formalized training in how to communicate with patients and their families on end-of-life care and important healthcare decisions.  Further few physicians understand the lasting implications of grief for a deceased patient’s family.  In today’s lecture, we will learn the importance of a framework when discussing advanced care planning, including sample verbiage, and the complications of grief and bereavement.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand illness as a biopsychosocial model.
  2. Use SPIKES as a framework to approach goals of care conversations.
  3. Discuss the importance of uncomplicated grief and bereavement.
  4. Utilize therapeutic pre-loss and post-loss interventions to manage grief/bereavement.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/05/2017
Course expires: 
12/05/2017
Event starts: 
12/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/05/2017 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
NPC 02.405
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

PRESENTER: Grace Raja, MD, Fellow
Hematology/Oncology

Topic: Assistance Programs for Oncology
Patients

PRESENTER: Bishoy Gayed, MD, Fellow
Urology

Topic: Comparative Functional Outcomes
between Open and Robotic
Prostatectomy

Jonathan Dowell, M.D., Moderator

Jonathan Dowell, M.D., Moderator

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/05/2017
Course expires: 
12/05/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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