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  1. Last Updated 10/19/2010

    The purpose of this OSCE is for the trainee to acknowledge, address, and work with patient spirituality as it impacts health care decisions. Spirituality and religious beliefs are commonly raised by patients and families and are frequently ...

  2. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    End of life care comprises of an interprofessional team providing individualized, humanistic approach to care for the patient who is dying; as well as reducing suffering and improving qualify of life.

    The concept of this module is to ...

  3. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    The patient, family members and healthcare team play an important role in the communication process during end of life care. End of life communication involves the disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis as well as eliciting preferences regarding ...

  4. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with ...

  5. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    Psychosocial supports are formal and informal activities and relationships that provide for the needs of humans in their efforts to live in society and include education, healthcare, income security, social networks (i.e. family), and mental ...

  6. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    Effectively managing pain requires that healthcare providers understand the types of pain, as well as the assessments utilized to measure pain and the treatments to manage pain.

    The concept of this module is to give healthcare ...

  7. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    Symptom management at the end of life involves assessing and treating psychical and nonphysical symptoms to help prevent suffering and improve quality of life.

    The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and ...

  8. Last Updated 06/13/2011

    The quality of life refers to the perceived emotional, psychological and physical well-being. It is subjective and an individualized phenomenon. Health related quality of life outcomes includes physical, mental, social and role functioning, a ...

  9. Last Updated 12/05/2011

    As part of the Reynolds Aging Theme Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, all medical students participate in a hospice visit during the Family Medicine Clerkship. Hospice and palliative care is an important part of caring for older ...

  10. Last Updated 08/11/2015

    Palliative Care of Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced COPD is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. ...

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