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"BUILDING CLOSURE INTO YOUR PRACTICE - END OF LIFE CARE FOR PHYSICIANS TRAINING" PROGRAM

WHAT Teaching physicians the communication skills, medical principles, and techniques needed to improve the care that they provide for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
WHYTo provide palliative care training and to ensure access to dignified end of life care.
WHEREClosure.
Jewish Healthcare Foundation.


Program Description

The "Building Closure into Your Practice - End of Life Care for Physicians Training" curriculum includes:

• Advance planning and goal setting for end of life
• Communication about diagnosis and prognosis
• Management of symptoms arising from both the illness and its treatment
• Response to crisis situations
• Appropriate use of palliative care consultations and techniques (including provision of palliative treatments by the primary physician)
• Use of hospice services
• Specific considerations in making decisions about life-sustaining treatments such as ventilation, feeding tubes and dialysis


The "Closure" organization is an education, planning and outreach effort, developed by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, focused on end-of-life care. The aim is to redefine quality care for people with life-threatening illness by raising expectations and empowering them to seek a different healthcare experience, one that aligns with their values, beliefs and wishes, and health.
source: closure.org

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