End-of-Life Care Curriculum for Medical Teachers

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    end-of-life care curriculum for medical teachers

    until recently, end-of-life care (elc) has been neglected in physician training. a number of studies show serious deficiencies in end-of-life care, both in the u.s. and in other countries. this has resulted in bad dying experiences for patients, their families, physicians and other health care workers. with support from the robert wood johnson foundation, the stanford faculty development center (sfdc) developed a 16-hour faculty development course incorporating basic material designed to be used by physicians in any area of expertise. this web-based curriculum is an adaptation of materials developed for that course.

    the overall goals of the end-of-life care curriculum for medical teachers are to enhance physician skills in elc, foster a commitment to improving care for the dying, improve the dying experience for patients, families, and health care providers, and improve teaching related to elc.
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