Additional SFDC Program: End-of-Life Care
The Stanford Faculty Development Center facilitator-training course in End-of-Life Care (ELC), held from 2000 to 2002, trained a total of 17 ELC facilitators. The 1-month training provided participants with background knowledge and seminar leadership skills required to deliver a series of 2-hour seminars to their colleagues and to residents at their home institutions. Topics included an Overview on Death and Dying in the U.S.A.; Pain Management; Communicating with Patients and Families; Making Difficult Decisions; Non-Pain Symptom Management; Venues and Systems of Care; and Psychiatric Issues and Spirituality.
The seminars were designed to enhance physicians' competence in providing end-of-life care, foster a commitment to improving care for the dying, and improve physicians' ability to teach about end-of-life care to medical trainees. Results of program evaluation showed:
- Extremely high ratings for educational and clinical relevance of seminars
- Significant increases in knowledge related to end-of-life care
- Significant increases in confidence to perform palliative medicine skills
- Significant increases in confidence to teach those skills to students and house staff
- Increased positive attitudes re: palliative medicine
Facilitators trained at Stanford continue to teach the ELC seminars and to adapt the material to the needs of their institutions. Trained facilitators also serve as regional and national faculty development resources for end-of-life care.
The SFDC released an innovative online version of the teaching curriculum on end-of-life care, in partnership with Growth House, Inc.
Program Faculty (2000-02):
James Hallenbeck, MD; Sara Katz, PhD; Jon Fuller, MD; Steve Pantilat, MD; Michael Rabow, MD; and program alumni.
List of ELC Trained Facilitators
|17 Institutions||17 Facilitators||Year|
|Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA||Jennifer Hughes||2002|
|Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH||Richard Christie||2000|
|Highland Gen Hosp/Alameda Co Med Center, Oakland, CA||Sheira Freedman||2001|
|Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA||John Fromson||2000|
|Mount Sinai Medical School, City University of New York||Cynthia Pan||2000|
|Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA||Dennis Johnson||2000|
|Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA||Gary Lee||2000|
|St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, CA||Denis Bouvier||2001|
|Stanford University, Stanford, CA||Annette Geisler||2002|
|The Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA||Robin Turner||2002|
|University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL||Carol Griffin||2002|
|University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR||A Reed Thompson||2000|
|University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL||Gary Reisfield||2002|
|University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI||Emese Somogyi-Zalud||2001|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI||Mary Wisely||2001|
|University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE||William Minier||2001|
|University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK||Jeffrey Alderman||2002|