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Palliative Care

  • Rotation length: 1 month
  • Location: Swedish Medical Center – First Hill
  • Contact: Greg Malone, MA, Mdiv, BCC gregory.malone@swedish.org
  • Evaluation: written competency-based evaluation.

Practical Details:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Pall Care Pall Care Pall Care Pall Care
PM Pall Care Pall Care

Rotation Goals and Objectives:

Patient Care

  • Participate in consultations and care conferences with the Swedish Palliative Care team.

Medical knowledge

  • Acquire knowledge and tools for end of life prognostication.
  • Develop skills in symptom management for palliation.

Practice-based learning and improvement

  • Learn how an inpatient palliative care team can contribute to the care of a hospitalized patient.
  • Recognize patients appropriate for referral to Palliative Care.

Interpersonal and communication skills

  • Communicate sensitively and professionally with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary care team.

Systems-based practice

  • Recognize the essential role of spiritual care, behavioral health, and social work in the care of the dying patient.