Physicians are often reluctant to discuss dying and end-of-life care with their patients because it stirs up strong emotions for the patients, their family, and the physicians themselves. However, such conversations are essential in providing the best care for terminally ill patients. This course will help physicians open a dialogue to determine a patient’s wishes regarding his or her end-of-life care.
Released: Jan. 22, 2013
Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2016
Expires: Feb. 2, 2019
Primary care physicians and midlevel providers
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss challenges confronting physicians caring for dying patients, and
- Employ strategies to have an open discussion with dying patients.
Didactic lecture plus slides