Palliative and Hospice Care

Department:

Family Medicine

Specific Location:

Bristol
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Instructor:

Tom Townsend and Jason Moore
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Responsible Faculty:

Jason Moore
423-990-3014
moorej@mail.etsu.edu

Contact Person:

Connie Clyburn

439-6740

Clyburn@mail.etsu.edu

Initial Meeting-Place and Time:

ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol
208 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol TN
9:00 AM Monday Morning (unless holiday)

Periods Offered:

All except first 2 (July) and December

Maximum Students per Period:

2

Goal:

This two-week rotation is designed to students to the concepts and practices of Palliative and Hospice Care. They will become acquainted with community resources, physician responsibility, and patient assessment.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this rotation, the student should be able to

• complete a thorough, targeted medical home visit
• discuss end of life issues with patients and families
• address caregiver problems
• better utilize community resources
• assist in management of terminally ill patients in hospice care
• present findings from home visit to interdisciplinary team
• conduct a formal spiritual assessment
• be able to manage common problems in palliative care

Course Outline:

Identify topics to be covered and type of setting(s) students can expect to experience:

Students will spend time with clinicians and nurses providing palliative care and hospice care in a variety of settings including in-patient, office, hospice house, and home. Students will round with Advanced Illness team, participate in interdisciplinary meetings, conduct home visits with nurses, and have lecture-discussion opportunities with experts in the field.

Methods of Instruction and Distribution of Student's Time

Methods of Instruction % Time
Case-based learning
Conference (informal topic centered meeting)

15

Directed study block (instructor assigns topic)
Exams
Laboratory: type?
Lectures (Instructor formally speaks before a group on a subject)

15

Observation

15

Patient care activities:

50

  Inpatient
  Outpatient
  Other: (describe)
Preceptorship
Review
Self-directed learning- (student sets the topic)
Web-based course material

5

Other:

Methods of Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated based upon level of participation and enthusiasm by preceptors.

Proposed Rotation Schedule:

Students will be given assignments at orientation for the outline of the 2 weeks. Schedule will include half days in hospital, office, home, and hospice house.

# of hours per week the student is expected be involved in this rotation:

Housing

Mileage

Per-diem