Estimated time to complete session: 75 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Develop strategy for difficult discussions that occurs at or near to the time of life-limiting prognosis, promotes patient understanding and autonomy, and allows for communication of clinical expertise.
2. Identify emotional self-response to providing difficult end-of-life discussions, and contemplate possible strategies to address own needs in order to provide therapeutic communication with patients and families.
3. Evaluate and strategize ways patients and families may interpret and respond to difficult information, and evaluate strategies to improve communication to reduce barriers to understanding.
4. Plan for ongoing communication throughout illness and end of life to provide anticipatory guidance and emotional support.
Apply evidence-based tools and indicators to increase prognostic accuracy.
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Morgan Unruh Elmore, DO, MA, Palliative Medicine Physician, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver
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