End-of-Life Care

Welcome to ninth chapter in the course "Team Based Palliative Care Essentials for Parkinson's Disease". 

This chapter provides an overview of hospice and end-of life care. The goals of this chapter are to discuss prognosis in Parkinson’s disease, describe Hospice eligibility criteria and enrollment, identify communication skills to discuss Hospice with patients and care partners, and respond requests to hasten death. 

After completing this course, feel free to take a break and come back later or move to the next chapter. 






Prognosticating in Parkinson's Disease

Hospice Specifics Part I - Barriers

Hospice Specifics Part II - What and Where

Hospice Specifics Part III - Eligibility and Implementation

Discussing Hospice

Discussing Hospice Part II - Demonstration

Responding to Requests to Hasten Death Part I - Definitions

Responding to Requests to Hasten Death Part II

Bonus Lesson - Medical Aid in Dying

Chapter Nine Quiz



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imageThomas Carroll, MD, PhD

Dr. Thomas Carroll is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Rochester where he subsequently served as Chief Resident and completed the fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carroll practices both general internal medicine and palliative care in the office and hospital settings. He also directs the Advanced Communication Training (ACT) Program (https://act-ur.com/), which seeks to improve patient care by supporting communication excellence among individual clinicians and clinical teams. His interests include communication training, medical education at all stages of training, bioethics, and moral theology.

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Welcome to the ninth course in your Team-Based Palliative Care journey. This is course nine of ten. You can either register for this individual chapter, or for the entire Team-based Palliative Care Essentials course.

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