Older adults face chronic, life-limiting illnesses and issues of death and dying more frequently than other populations. With high rates of chronic illness and disability, this group needs to work with providers to clearly discern their preferences for care. Families also deserve careful attention to issues like caregiver stress and grieving. "To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always."
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Pain Assessment & Management
Series of retreats designed to provide fellows in geriatric medicine, palliative care, and oncology with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide excellent care of patients. The retreat on pain management focuses on pain at the...
Advance Care Planning
Advance care planning is the process of planning for future medical care. Specifically, it directs caregivers and health care providers in making decisions when an individual is not able to. Although it is widely acknowledged to be an important part...
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Communication
Series of retreats designed to provide fellows in geriatric medicine, palliative care, and oncology with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide excellent care of patients. The retreat on communication is developed and led by Dr. James...
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Management of Gastrointestinal Symptoms
Dr. Toni Cutson and Cynthia Johnston will lead a mini-retreat on the management of gastrointestinal symptoms in palliative and end of life care.
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Management of Cardiopulmonary Symptoms
Series of mini-retreats designed to provide fellows in geriatric medicine and palliative care with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide excellent care of patients with chronic, life-limiting illness. This mini-retreat focuses on the...
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Decision Making Capacity
Dr. Robert Williams, geriatric psychiatry, Dr. Toni Cutson, hospice medical director, and Dr. Philip Rosoff, chair of the ethics committee, will lead this retreat focusing on the management of fatigue, agitation in dementia, depression, and anxiety, as...
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Psychosocial Care
This retreat led by Karen Steinhauser, PhD; Deborah Morgan, Senior Clinical Chaplain; JoAnna Parker, Bereavement Services Coordinatro; Kimberly Johnson, MD; and Jennifer Gentry, ANP includes a morning "Being with Dying" experiential retreat and...
Palliative Care Education Retreats: Last Days of Life & Hospice
Toni Cutson, MD and Jennifer Gentry, NP review management of the dying patients and their families in the last days of life.
Duke Internal Medicine Palliative Medicine Rotation
The Palliative Medicine Rotation for post-graduate trainees in internal medicine provides clinical and didactic experiences and exposure to palliative care professionals in a variety of palliative care settings within a 4-week rotation structure. The...