This is a two hour course designed for internal medicine residents. Residents will participate in simulated activities with a standardized patient, gaining experience discussing end-of-life plans. They will be required to assess and manage symptoms in a medically complex, frail patient. Residents are expected to utilize effective communication skills, both verbally and nonverbally throughout the simulations.
- Gain trust of a new patient using verbal and nonverbal techniques
- Assess and manage multiple symptoms in a medically complex, frail patient
- Discuss end-of-life planning
- Develop a trusting relationship with their patient through the use of effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
- Accurately assess and manage a frail elderly patient with medically complex conditions
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss end-of-life issues with an increased comfort level
- Internal medicine residents in their palliative care rotation