Palliative Care

Thread Description

This is a comprehensive, longitudinal curriculum covering the knowledge and skills required to provide primary palliative care for patients with serious illness. It is interwoven into the existing curriculum to reinforce and integrate general palliative care principles in all aspects of care. The main structure of the curriculum is divided into didactic learning through online modules created in coordination with City of Hope and then reinforcement of these principles through practice, reflection and feedback in LACE clinical reasoning, doctoring and throughout years three and four clinical experiences.

General competencies covered are: palliative care principles and practice, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural aspects of care of the seriously and terminally ill, pain and symptom management in the context of serious illness, advanced communication skills, and terminal care and bereavement.

Thread Contact

Tarek Mahdi, MD – Palliative Care Thread Director