This learning pathway contains training and tools to provide an added layer of support for patients living with kidney disease, including continuing education courses in how to communicate with patients about their goals of care and support difficult decision-making, and when to refer to specialty palliative care.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.
How to initiate and conduct conversations about advance care planning.
Requirements, best practices, documentation requirements, and time thresholds for Advance Care Planning (ACP) services. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2018.
How to discuss patient prognosis in a manner that is sensitive, clear, and supportive.
Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.
Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
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