Palliative Care: Improving Care for those with Serious Illness


Palliative Care is an approach to caring for patients with serious illness that also includes support and guidance for family and care partners. Palliative care clinicians manage complex symptoms, work with patients and families, work to establish goal aligned care, and strive to improve the quality of life for those with serious illness. Most clinicians will provide care for those with serious illness and at the end of life, and may benefit from enhanced education in this area. In this Interprofessional Palliative ECHO® program, through brief didactic presentations by members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Care team and case-based presentations, participants will acquire skills and establish professional connections to improve the care of patients with serious illness and at the end-of-life.


Session/Title Date
1 - Palliative Care versus Hospice Programs 9/2/2021
2 - Communications in Palliative Care 10/7/2021
3 - Pain Management 11/4/2021
4 - Advance Care Planning Advance Directives vs POLST-COLST-where/when/how 12/2/2021
5 - Nausea/vomiting/constipation 1/6/2022
6 - Spiritual Care 2/3/2022
7 - Loss and Bereavement 3/3/2022
8 - Dyspnea/cough 4/7/2022
9 - Anxitey/depression/insomnia 5/5/2022
10 - End of Life Toolkit 6/2/2022
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