Teaching Primary Palliative Care
This program, which uses leading edge information and research, is a comprehensive review of the many ways to communicate end of life options to patients and families at an emotionally charged time. Although this session may seem general, the interactive discussion in the classroom session of stage B will be focused on your discipline of medicine.
Upon completion, a provider will be capable of using skills and tools for end of life discussions and assigning them appropriate importance while saving time and energy and improving patient care The goal of this course is to improve your ability to communicate and provide palliative care.
You will be completing this activity in 3 stages:
Stage A: Self Assessment, online educational module, setting goals for improvement approx 1 hour
Stage B: Attend 4 hour live session in class 4 hours
Application and practice of communication tools with your patients
Stage C: Written reflection, post-assessment, opportunity for individual coaching 30 minutes
Completing these three stages in this order will award you 20 AMA PRA Catagory 1 Credits(tm)
Aurora Health Care Primary Care providers and hospitalists
- Enhance basic communication skills for end-of-life care, particularly delivering bad news.
- Develop strategies for working with patients who present challenging personality or cultural differences.
- Understand resources within the system that can assist the patient in making choices.
- Incorporate accepted standards of palliative care and evidence based decision-making into discussions and the practice of caring for dying patients and their families.
- Utilize specific resources available to assist with care of terminally ill patients.
David E. Weissman, MD; Professor Emeritus, Medical College of Wisconsin
Tim Jessick, DO; Palliative Medicine, Aurora West Allis Medical Center, Chair/Co-Founder of the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin
Stephen Rommelfanger, MD, MS; System Medical Director, Aurora Palliative Care, Aurora Medical Group Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
As an accredited provider of the WI Medical Society, Aurora Health Care must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Directors, planning committees, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to participants of the educational activity. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.
No faculty, presenters, planners, or anyone controlling content have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
There are 3 stages to this program. You must complete all 3 stages in order to complete the project. The 3 stages include:
Stage A: Self Assessment, online educational module, setting goals for improvement
Stage B: Attend 4 hour live session
Stage C: Shadowing, reflection, post-assessment
Please note that this course is NOT eligible for MOC Part IV credit.
- 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
First, enroll in "Teaching Primary Palliative Care". Then you will be able to enroll in "Palliative Care Stage A".
This course is available to Aurora Health Care providers (employed and independent) and caregivers only. If you are not already logged in, please use "Aurora Login" to access the course. If you need help enrolling or logging in, please contact the Aurora CPD Office at CPDDepartment@aurora.org or at (414) 219-5490.