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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

Mary McDonald, MD
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation
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Web-based self-directed learning exercise that explores attitudes and barriers to effective palliative care. Effective pain management is explained with recommended regimens.

Educational objectives: 

The learner will be able to: 1) Obtain specific information about reimbursement for hospice care. 2) Distinguish between the sick and dying roles. 3) Describe common symptoms involved with the dying process.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Used with approximately 1,400 third year medical students at University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Mary McDonald, MD

Suggested Citation:
Daniel Swagerty, MD, MPH and Mary McDonald, MD. Palliative Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: