Palliative Care Approach to the Terminally Ill in the Emergency Department

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate the meaning of palliative care in relation to providing life-saving care for terminally ill patients.
2. Compare and contrast pharmacological symptom management regimen for patients receiving palliative vs. curative care.
3. Initiate goals-of-care discussions with patients and families to determine most appropriate treatment plan.
4. Provide early palliative care referral for patients receiving terminal diagnoses.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020

Theodor W. Pesch, MD, PhD, Course Chair, Wilmington, Delaware

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020
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