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Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC)

This is part of a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve our ability to help patients with advanced illness, including those at the ends of their lives.

This course is a one-day seminar away from your clinical workloads to allow time to reflect and grow together.

The student will receive intense instruction of the following topics:

  • Gaps in end-of-life care
  • Legal issues
  • Elements and models of end-of-life care
  • Advance care planning
  • Communicating bad news
  • Whole patient assessment
  • Pain management
  • Physician-assisted suicide
  • Depression, anxiety, delirium
  • Goals of Care
  • Sudden illness
  • Medical futility
  • Common physical symptoms
  • Withholding/withdrawing treatment
  • Last hours of living