"EDUCATION IN PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE TRAINING" PROGRAM
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
National Institutes of Health.
Emergency room health care professionals learn how to communicate "bad news" to patients and families, and how to assess patients for psychological, spiritual, and social needs near the end of life.
The "Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care for Emergency Medicine Training" Program works with emergency medicine residency programs to ensure that physicians-in-training are exposed to the core principles, skills and knowledge of palliative and end-of-life care.
The program is taught by physicians, nurses, lawyers, and chaplains who have experience in emergency medicine and palliative care.
The palliative care training curriculum was written and edited by emergency physicians and nurse educators.
The mission of the organization, "Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care" (EPEC) is to educate all health care professionals in palliative care.