Resident-led palliative care education project

Karlen, Naomi, Cruz, Brian and Leigh, A. E. (2016) Resident-led palliative care education project. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19 4: 428-436. doi:10.1089/jpm.2015.0246

Author Karlen, Naomi
Cruz, Brian
Leigh, A. E.
Title Resident-led palliative care education project
Journal name Journal of Palliative Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1096-6218
Publication date 2016-04-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1089/jpm.2015.0246
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 428
End page 436
Total pages 9
Place of publication New Rochelle, NY, United States
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Collection year 2017
Language eng
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Background and Objective: Despite the growth of palliative medicine, 39% of hospitals do not have palliative care teams for consultation or to provide resident education. We examined the impact of resident-led education in palliative care principles on attitudes toward and comfort with palliative medicine and end-of-life care among internal medicine residents.

Methods: An educational module designed by the authors was presented to other internal medicine residents in the program. Pre- and post-intervention survey data measuring residents' agreement with various statements regarding palliative medicine and end-of-life care were analyzed. Residents' agreement with various statements regarding palliative medicine and end-of-life care on a 5-point Likert scale was analyzed.

Results: Following the intervention, participants reported improved comfort with general knowledge of palliative medicine (p < 0.01), specific resources available to patients (p < 0.001), and explaining the difference between palliative care and end-of-life care (p < 0.001). In each of the seven specific domains of palliative medicine covered in the educational session, residents reported a statistically significant increase in comfort in all of the areas addressed (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: This study demonstrates that a resident-led curriculum in palliative medicine can improve resident comfort within this still-under-represented area of medicine.
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