University of Kansas School of Medicine
This six part progressive standardized patent serves re train medical students to care for an older adult with a life limiting condition, including making the diagnosis of multiple myeloma, breaking bad news, transitions of care from the hospital to home and curative care to palliation, through advance directiive discussions, and eventually into hospice and his death. The six encounters occur from Year 2 through Year 4 of the medical school curriculum , with a scripted five year span of patient care. Educational modalities include standandized patients, simulation, web-based modules, and small group discussions.
1) Provide medical care for an older adult with a life limiting condition from their diagnosis through their death
2) Understand the roles of the medical provider and other health care disciplines, as individual providers and as a team, in caring for an older adult with a life limiting diagnosis as they transition from the hospital to home and from curative care to palliation
3) Assist family caregivers in identifying caregiver responsibilities and potential caregiver burden