University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Described is a longitudinal home visit experience for medical students to increase knowledge of geriatric syndromes, functional assessment, end-of-life care, and home care. Materials include a student guidebook to direct a series of three house calls, a description of the write-up assignment, and a home visit pocket card.
Knowledge and experience in providing care to chronically or terminally ill homebound patients. Learners should be able to: 1) Identify appropriate patients for house calls 2) Perform in home functional assessments 3) Obtain a values and end-of-life care history 4) Gain knowledge and experience in providing care to chronically or terminally ill homebound patients.
Ideal patients are those with significant chronic or terminal illness, yet who are able to maintain an ability to articulate their "story" and values. Used with 360 second year medical students in the classroom and patients' homes.