Improving Outcomes in Palliative and End of Life Care. Module D.
An integral part of effective palliative care is the establishment of medically appropriate patient goal setting and care planning. This occurs through open and honest communication and meticulous attention to symptom assessment and control. Effective palliative care at the outset can help accelerate a positive clinical outcome. At the end of life, it can enhance the opportunity for the patient and family to achieve a sense of growth, resolve differences and find a comfortable closure. This course covers the topics of Accurate Prognostication; Initiating Conversations, Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnic Sensitivity and Health Literacy.