Hospice and EOL in the Medical School Curriculum: How to Immerse Our Students in a Transformational Experience
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Craig Lenz
Is how we have recently introduced EOL and Hospice into the year 1 and 2 classroom setting really change our students’ attitudes and skills dealing with patients dying of chronic illness? My hypothesis is that we have driven home a culture of prolonging life that is a barrier to offering Hospice to our patients. How can we introduce Hospice into the curriculum that will change how students recognize their own mortality in a way that truly transforms how they will deal with their patients and families in a practice that is essential to the quality of patients’ lives “with 6 months or less to live”? Can we find a way to give them abilities to offer information enabling the patient to direct their wishes regarding the quality not the quantity of their final days? I will engage you in a way we believe you can achieve this in your curriculum. I promise to leave 15-20 minutes to engage you in any questions, comments or sharing your experiences at the end of my time with you.
Session moderated by Mark Hernandez.
Location Name
Roanoke Ballroom A-D
Full Address
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
110 Shenandoah Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
United States
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