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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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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?
  • 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.