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Modules:

  • Introduction
  • 1. Advance Care Planning
  • 2. Communicating Bad News
  • 3. Whole Patient Assessment
  • 4. Pain Management
  • 5. Assisted Suicide Debate
  • 6. Anxiety, Delirium
  • 7. Goals of Care
  • 8. Sudden Illness
  • 9. Medical Futility
  • 10. Common Symptoms
  • 11. Withholding Treatment
  • 12. Last Hours of Living
  • 13. Cultural Issues
  • 14. Religion, Spirituality
  • 15. Legal Issues
  • 16. Social and Psychological
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    Recommended Literature
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    Recommended Literature

    American Board of Internal Medicine. Caring for the dying: identification and promotion of physician competency. Philadelphia, PA: American Board of Internal Medicine; 1996: 12-18.

    Field MJ, Cassel CK, eds. Approaching death: improving care at the end of life. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 1997: 73-81.

    Ingham J, Portenoy RK. The measurement of pain and other symptoms. In: Doyle D, Hanks GWC, MacDonald N, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 1998:203-219.

    Jacox A, Carr DB, Payne R, et al. Management of cancer pain. Clinical practice guideline no. 9. AHCPR Publication No. 94-0592. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service; 1994: 24-28.

    Portenoy RK. Contemporary diagnosis and management of pain in oncologic and AIDS patients. Newton, PA: Handbooks in Health Care Co.; 1997: 14-43.

    Storey P, Knight CF. Unipac 2: alleviating psychological and spiritual pain in the terminally ill. Reston, VA: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; 1997: 23-28.

    Storey P, Knight CF. Unipac 3: assessment and treatment of pain in the terminally ill. Reston, VA: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; 1997: 7-18.

    Vachon MLS. The emotional problems of the patient. In: Doyle D, Hanks GWC, MacDonald N, eds. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press; 1998:882-907.

    Weissman A. Coping with Cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1979.

    Weissman DE. Consultation in palliative medicine. Arch Int Med 1997;157(7):733-737.

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    Downloadable Documents and Worksheets

    • Abobe Acrobat Reader    To Download Abobe Reader
    • dimensions.pdf    Whole-Patient Assessment: Nine Dimensions
    • scale.pdf    Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale
    • form.pdf    Brief Pain Inventory (Short Form)
    • module3.pdf    Module 3: Whole Patient Assessment
    • module3.ppt    Module 3: Whole Patient Assessment (Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Presentation)

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