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Palliative Medicine Residency Fellowship Program - Goals and Objectives - Site-Specific Objectives - St. Joseph's Healthcare

Dr. Anne Woods & Dr. Anne Boyle

St. Joseph's Hospital
50 Charlton Avenue East
Fontbonne Building, 8th Floor
Hamilton, ON L8N 4A6
Tel: 005-522-1155, ext. 3529
Fax: 905-521-6093

St. Joseph’s Hospital has flagship programs in respirology and nephrology, but provides broad exposure to a diverse patient population. The palliative care services works as an in-patient consultation team

Learning Objectives:

Medical Expert

  • Pain and symptom assessment and management
  • Whole person care - assessment and support
  • Spiritual care of patient and family
  • Ethics and ethical decision-making in patient and family care
  • Care of patient and family in the final hours of life

Communicator

  • Assessment of families and on-going supportive care
  • Aspects of grief and loss and supportive care

Collaborator

  • Interdisciplinary team work
  • Consulting and collaborating with colleagues of a variety of disciplines and professions

Manager

  • Professional roles and professional development

Health Advocate

  • Cross-cultural aspects of care
  • Self-reflection and caring for oneself 

Professional

  • Accompanying patients on their journey towards death

 

Site-Specific Learning Objectives

At the end of the rotation, the resident will be able to:

Medical Expert

  • Demonstrates skill in symptom management and support of the end stage renal patient and families
  • Demonstrates skill in symptom management and support of the dying surgery patient and families
  • Will be able to describe the unique palliative care needs of patients with end stage renal disease
  • Will be able to describe the unique palliative care needs of the head and neck and end stage respiratory patient

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