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Palliative Care Bootcamp for Students

Essential Skills for All Providers

INTRODUCING PALLIATIVE CARE CONCEPTS

The Palliative Care Bootcamp for Students is designed to introduce students in medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and occupational and physical therapy to a sampling of topics central to palliative care. It aims is to lay the groundwork for acquiring new knowledge and inspiring students to practice palliative care skills. It is not inclusive of all palliative care domains.  Educators are encouraged to incorporate these presentations into existing curricula, and acknowledge the authors and sources appropriately. All presentations are under an hour in length.

The topics in this series include:

  • Palliative Care “Speak Easy” 101
  • Rise Up and Take a Stand: Challenging Microaggressions and Implicit Biases in Healthcare Through Cultural Humility
  • Palliative Care 101: Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork!
  • Let’s Make Pain Management Less Painful
  • Words Matter: Compassionate and Evidence-Based Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder
  • Decisions, Decisions… Understanding Advance Directives

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PALLIATIVE “SPEAK EASY” 101

View time: 31 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Define Palliative Care and how it differs from Hospice Care
  • Use palliative communication tools that help develop a trusting and close relationship with patients.
  • Demonstrate empathy using verbal (NURSE) and non- verbal (SOLER) cues in communication exercises.
  • Practice determining a patient’s advance care wishes utilizing a communication tool (PAUSE).
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Janice Benson, MD
Shellie Williams, MD, FAAHPM

RISE UP AND TAKE A STAND: CHALLENGING MICROAGGRESSIONS AND IMPLICIT BIASES IN HEALTHCARE THROUGH CULTURAL HUMILITY

View time: 42 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the role implicit biases and microaggressions play in hindering equitable care
  • Identify how applying self-awareness and cultural humility can help to overcome implicit biases and microaggressions
  • Integrate a framework, the 5Rs of Cultural Humility, to address implicit biases and microaggressions during clinical encounters
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Aziz Ansari, DO, SFHM, FAAHPM, FACP

PALLIATIVE CARE 101: TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!

View time: 26 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the concept of total pain
  • Discuss the roles of interdisciplinary team members in palliative care
  • Discuss how interdisciplinary palliative care teams collaborate to address total pain
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Lauren G. Markham, LCSW, APHSW-C
Nyembezi Dhliwayo, MD

LET’S MAKE PAIN MANAGEMENT LESS PAINFUL

View time: 41 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Define Pain
  • Classify pain into clinical domains
  • Describe the basic pathophysiology of pain
  • Assess pain using tools, physiologic signs and symptoms
  • Discuss basic, multi-modal pain management approaches including prescribing opioids, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.
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Bansari Patel, DNP, ACHPN

Words Matter: Compassionate and Evidence-Based Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder

View time: 47 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Review the basics of chronic opioid use and opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Review the history and scope of the OUD crisis
  • Review the management of OUD
  • Review first-person language to ensure that all providers preserve the dignity of patients with OUD.
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Sean O’Mahony MB, BCh, BAO, MS, FAAHPM
A. Justine Landi, MD

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… UNDERSTANDING ADVANCE DIRECTIVES

View time: 39 minutes

Learning objectives:

  • Describe advance directives (AD) and their importance
  • Introduce the primary AD forms including power of attorney, living will and medical orders
  • Discuss how to engage interdisciplinary team members in AD planning conversations
  • Explain the role of decisional capacity in AD completion
  • Discuss how to start a conversation about advance care planning
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Malika Boyd, MSW, LCSW
Sara McBride, MSN, NP-C
Registration Now Open!PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNICATION AND SUPPORTIVE CARE TRAINING

The course begins September 12th , 2022. Spaces are limited.