A Great Challenge – and the Opportunity
to Create Meaningful Change
In the report Dying in America (September 2014), the Institute of Medicine identified the need for greater understanding – by both the public and care professionals – as one of the greatest remaining challenges in the delivery of high- quality end-of-life care.
They recognized deficiencies include insufficient attention to “developing clinicians’ ability to talk effectively to patients about dying.”
It can take many years to learn how to do it well and to feel confident without focused training.
Made possible with generous support from The Memorial Foundation, this Group Simulated Experience can accelerate the learning process for health care professionals and lead to better experiences for patients and families.
This training is for you if:
- You have little or no experience with end-of-life conversations
- You have experience and would like to hone your skills
- You would like a safe place to receive constructive feedback
- You want the best for the patients you serve
“ … regardless of medical intervention, the death rate remains stable at 100%. We’re all going to do this. The question is: Are we doing it in a way that really is what we’re looking for, and if not, why not?
"I think the challenge in today’s world is to really come to recognize that what we were taught is good care and fix it at all costs may not be good care anymore, and it may not be the care the patient wants.”
— Dr. Robert Goldmann , Director, Palliative Care Services
Hospice of Chattanooga
From Nashville Public Television’s "Aging Matters: End of Life”