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Student Assignments, Workshops and Resources

First Year

Student Assignments and Workshops:

  • Introduction to end-of-life care worksho

Recommended Reading:

  • Kuhl, D, Stanbrook M, Hebert P. What people want at the end of life. CMAJ 2010
  • Rousseau, P. Caring for the dying: why is it so hard for physicians? West J Med 2001
  • Parker PA. Caring for Patients at the End-of-Life: Reflections after 12 years of Practice. Ann Intern Med 2002

Second Year

Student Assignments and Workshops:

Recommended Reading:

Clerkship Year

Student Assignments and Workshops:

  • Overview of End-of-Life/ Palliative Care Training - Transition Week
  • Ward Based End-of-Life (EOL) Care Assignment
  • Interprofessional Palliative Care Online Cases & Workshops
  • Suffering, Grief and Loss (Women and Children's Health clerkship)

Recommended Reading:

  • Balaban. A Physicians Guide to Talking About End-of-Life Care. JGIM 2000
  • Morrison, Meier. Palliative Care. NEJM 2004
  • Communication Phrases Near End-of-Life
  • McCrawley, et al. Strategies for Culturally Effective End-of-Life Care. Ann. IM 2002
  • Siegel, M. End-of-Life Decision Making. Clin. Chest 2009

Fourth Year

Student Assignments and Workshops:

  • Connecticut Hospice: Elective in Advanced Symptom Management
  • ICM Session: DNR orders, death pronouncement and notification

Recommended Reading: