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Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC)

Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC)

The Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Project educates professionals through several venues including conferences, online learning, and specialized training. The EPEC Curriculum combines didactic sessions, videotape presentations, interactive discussions, and practical exercises. It teaches fundamental palliative care skills in comprehensive assessment, symptom management, communication, ethical decision-making, and psychosocial aspects of care, and includes appendices on areas such as drug choices and mechanisms for reimbursement for services. Multiple modules in the EPEC curriculum are relevant for ICU palliative care and available online with CME credit. The EPEC Project also offers train-the-trainer conferences.