Inpatient consult service

Objectives

Fellows will:

  1. Demonstrate compassionate, appropriate, and effective care, based on the existing evidence base in palliative medicine, aimed at maximizing well being and quality of life for patients with advanced, progressive, life-threatening illnesses and their families, and provide care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, population science, and social-behavioral sciences relevant to the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses and to their families, and relate this knowledge to hospice and palliative care practice.
  3. Investigate, evaluate, and improve their practices in caring for patients and families, and appraise and assimilate scientific evidence relevant to palliative care.
  4. Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective relationship-building, information exchange, emotional support, shared decision-making and teaming with patients, their patients’ families, and professional associates.
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, awareness of their role in reducing suffering and enhancing quality of life, adherence to ethical principles, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and appropriate self-reflection.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, including hospice and other community-based services for patients, including children and families, and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide high-quality care.

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