The Spiritual Care Task Force groups: research, implementation, and education work to ensure that spirituality and spiritual care remain at the front of people’s minds and at the heart of palliative care provision. For some, working in small teams or alone, awareness of education resources can be difficult.
The abstract submission deadline has been extended for the 21st International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON), due to take place on 14-16 February 2014.
The POEM shows promise for rapidly identifying patients’ opioid-related knowledge gaps and expectations. Correcting misunderstandings and gaps could result in safer use of opioids in a clinical care setting.
Dr. Gitlin is an expert on “person-centered” care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and the originator of a massive open online course (M.O.O.C.) on this condition, which will be offered through Coursera for five weeks starting in mid-October. You can sign up now.
To reduce the adverse effects of COPD on patients’ quality of life and address their fears for the future, we need better patient education and improved prevention and treatment of exacerbations.
September 2013 marks the second annual World Alzheimer’s Month and in honour of the occasion, this week’s web pick is the COPSA Education Channel featuring 3 videos on Alzheimer’s and Dementia care in long-term care homes. The COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is a university-based program that provides a daily care program for older adults with dementia and other related disorders. The Centre has produced the following 3 video that are available to view online:
There is limited communication training in PHO fellowships despite ACGME requirements and fellows’ interest in this training. Didactic learning remains the most frequently described training method, yet educational theory identifies the limitation of didactic lectures alone. Communication training employing novel teaching methods and emphasizing communication challenges identified by fellows should be developed and evaluated.
The upcoming conference is targeted at all medical professions from all fields of medicine. The three day conference will focus on innovative educational sessions in palliative care for non palliative care specialists. The program will include presentations, interactive workshops, and present research at various levels of development
Conclusions: Participation in an online PC education program by PCPs improved patient scores for some symptoms and family anxiety on the POS and also showed improved global QOL. Significant differences were found in physicians’ knowledge at short and long term.
Two new resource lists provide details of online education resources for those working in palliative care in Ireland and internationally.