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Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA

Andrew Esch is a palliative care specialist focusing on improving the quality of life for patients and families living with serious illness. He earned his medical degree from the University of Buffalo, where he also earned a combined bachelor of science and master of business administration degree. Before becoming the vice president of education at the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Dr. Esch was a CAPC consultant and faculty member. Prior to joining CAPC, Dr. Esch was medical director of palliative care at the Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, Florida. During his time there he was recognized with the prestigious Phoenix Award for his work with people living with cancer. Dr. Esch speaks nationally on palliative care education and growth and sustainability of palliative care programs.

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Anxiety in Patients with Serious Illness

Take this online course to learn evidence-based strategies to identify and treat anxiety in patients with a serious illness.

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Constipation in Patients with Serious Illness

Constipation occurs in at least 70% of patients living with a serious illness and often goes unrecognized. Take this online course to learn critical skills to identify and manage the impact of constipation.

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Depression in Patients with Serious Illness

This online course teaches how to accurately identify and treat depression in patients living with a serious illness.

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Dyspnea in Patients with Serious Illness

Take this online course to learn how to manage dyspnea, including the physical causes of shortness of breath and the emotional impact on the patient.

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Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of serious illness, and can cause dangerous complications. Take this online course to learn practical skills to identify, manage, and reduce these symptoms.