IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 71MI709 — HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Description:

This elective will provide medical students with experience in the area of hospice and palliative care (while being supervised) at the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. Students

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Jon Kubley, MD (kubleyj@cfhcare.org)

Director: John Kubley, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Center for Hospice Care (South Bend)

Other Faculty: Jon Kubley, M.D.; Joel Cohen, M.D., Cathie Whitcroft, D.N.P., Kathy Eash, NP-C

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Complete a comprehensive evaluation, consultation and treatment of a palliative care patient at The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care (PC1)
  • 2) Perform a comprehensive history and physical in order to develop an accurate diagnosis and prognosis for patients with life-threatening diseases (PC1)
  • 3) Demonstrate communication skills to assist with advance care planning, code status discussions, and family meetings (ISC2)
  • 4) Describe an interdisciplinary approach to patient care as well as the value of expert emotional, social, and spiritual support (SBP2)
  • 5) Describe the role of hospice in both the home and hospital setting (SBP1)
  • 6) Describe ethical and legal issues related to life-threatening illnesses as well as the importance of self-care and community engagement (P3)

Assessment

  • Student will be evaluated using the IUSM clinical evaluation form completed by all preceptors. The elective director will compile and submit one final evaluation; ( Assessment is by faculty observation and oral presentations during rounds. The course director will collate and summarize evaluations from other faculty and healthcare team members).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:

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Duty Hours: up to 32+ hours (flexible)

Time Distribution: 80% Clinical, 10% Library Research, 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None