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Author: Richard Glickman-Simon, M.D.

Session 5a: The End of Life – Essentials

1. Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between palliative and curative care

  • Identify the various clinical and psychosocial services available to dying patients and their families

  • Describe the hospice movement, its services and referral indications

  • Describe the clinical management of death and dying as it pertains to pain control and other comfort measures like hydration and nutritional support

2. Readings

3. Additional Resources