Psychiatry and Mental Health Professionals
This learning pathway contains training and tools for psychiatry and mental health professionals to support patients living with serious illness, including having difficult discussions about goals of care and decision-making, and identification of symptoms and substance use disorders that impact quality of life.
Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.
Communicating serious clinical news to patients and families.
Communication techniques for an effective family meeting.
Strategies for eliciting patient goals and preferences to inform treatment decisions.
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Ongoing evaluation of opioid benefits, risks, and side effects for the patient with serious illness.
Assessing and supporting caregivers of people with serious illness.
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