This learning pathway contains training and tools for neurology teams to manage symptoms, support patients with advance care planning, and improve quality of life along the trajectory of serious neurological illness. It includes resources on how to support patients living with dementia, and their caregivers
Checklist of triggers for referral to a specialty palliative care team.
Identifying and addressing the sources of suffering for patients and families living with dementia.
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.
Safe opioid prescribing for patients with serious illness, using the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics.
Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.
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