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EOL Educational Changes @ University of Wisconsin-Madison. July 28, 2006 Maryam Hamidi, M2. Current Curriculum. One 3 rd year “core day” (one day seminar) on Palliative Care issues Morning Lecture on Physiological symptoms Afternoon session on pain management. My Goals….

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Eol educational changes @ university of wisconsin madison

EOL Educational [email protected] of Wisconsin-Madison

July 28, 2006

Maryam Hamidi, M2


Current curriculum

Current Curriculum

  • One 3rd year “core day” (one day seminar) on Palliative Care issues

  • Morning Lecture on Physiological symptoms

  • Afternoon session on pain management


My goals

My Goals…

  • Encourage students to consider death:

  • What does death mean to them?

  • What do they consider to be a fulfilling life, and a fulfilling end to life?

  • How do they foresee their own death?

  • What kind of medical care would they want applied to their end of life care?


Lectures

Lectures…

  • Hospice Care, and how death is approached in American society.

  • Ethical Issues in Managing Death

  • Advanced Directives and DNR


Fun stuff

Fun Stuff…

1. Advanced Directive Dinners

-like Teflon dinners but about dying!

-Cook, have the forms, maybe 6 or 7 people

-Those people can have their own dinners, etc.


Fun stuff con t

Fun Stuff, con’t…

2. Death and Dying Interest Group

Meet once a month and discuss a book/movie that touches on a death related issue

- Dying Well, by Ira Byock, MD.

- Wit

- Happiness, Darrin M. McMahon


Fun stuff yet again

Fun Stuff, yet again…

3. Dinners:

  • Series of dinners with patient, close family, and 5 to 10 students.

  • Patient and family can discuss the issues they’ve faced as they deal with dying and why they chose hospice.


Curriculum changes

Curriculum Changes…

  • First week of school for M1s, have an introductory lecture on life and death

  • Incorporate a lecture(s) on death, dying, communicating bad news, and hospice care in Patient, Doctor and Society Class for M1s.

  • Offer an elective hospice care rotation for M3s/M4s.


Summer time

Summer time…

  • One week externship:

  • One day of lectures on physiology of death, pain management, and ethical issues.

  • Shadow a doctor, nurse, chaplain and social worker for 1 day.

  • Maybe have a death visit.


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