Adult education program in palliative care for nursing facility physicians: design and pilot test

Title

Adult education program in palliative care for nursing facility physicians: design and pilot test

Creator

Keay TJ; Alexander C; McNally K; Crusse B; Eger RE; Hawtin C; Lowitt NR; Ross DD

Publisher

Journal Of Palliative Medicine

Date

2000

Subject

Palliative Care; Terminal Care; Adult; Education; Physicians; Pilot Projects; Hospitals; Research; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Extended Care Facilities

Description

Nursing facilities (NF) are important sites for the care of dying patients. Curricula likely to improve end-of-life care are needed for NF physicians. To this end, a model medical school palliative care curriculum was modified for experienced NF physicians. Adult learning techniques were emphasized, as well as interactions likely to change physician behavior. Inclusion of the opinion leader, audit with feedback, use of consensus guidelines, and other techniques for changing physician behavior were included. Written materials to supplement the course were identified. This new program was pilot tested and improved. An initial audit of physician practices and survey of the NF staff, a half-day adult educational session, and follow-up with the NF medical director is suggested. This intervention should be tested to determine if it improves patient end-of-life care outcomes in this setting.
2000

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Keay TJ; Alexander C; McNally K; Crusse B; Eger RE; Hawtin C; Lowitt NR; Ross DD, “Adult education program in palliative care for nursing facility physicians: design and pilot test,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 19, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12051.