Best Practices & New Tools for Teaching What Every Student Needs to Know About Palliative Care

Join our interprofessional panel of expert clinical educators as they share tips and strategies in teaching the core principles of palliative care–and preview exciting new tools for faculty and students.

This presentation focuses on primary palliative care–the idea that all health professions students should develop the skills to improve outcomes and quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families.

Dr. Susan Merel will provide an overview of the Aquifer Palliative Care project, which developed a national standardized curriculum and virtual patient cases (coming in July 2022) that addresses critical gaps in palliative care learning across undergraduate medical and health professions education. She will also provide a preview of the new case content and structure, and discuss ways to integrate the cases during the Q&A session.

Our panel of experts will present examples from their experience that highlights strategies for teaching the concepts that every health professions student should know, with a focus on building skills and core competencies needed to provide patient-centered care.

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  • 0:00 – Project Overview and Development
  • 12:08 – Principles in Action: Teaching Stories from Palliative Care Educators
  • 13:50 – Arts-based learning experiences to cultivate cultural humility
  • 21:22 – Interprofessional collaboration and care coordination between patients, families, healthcare teams, and systems
  • 30:10 – Alignment of care with the goals, values, and preferences of seriously ill patients based on assessed need
  • 38:37 – New Palliative Care case topics and structure
  • 42:41 – Q&A

Best Practices for Teaching About Diagnostic Excellence

Join Dr. Andrew Olson, Senior Director of the Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence Consortium, as he discusses Aquifer’s freely-available Diagnostic Excellence cases and educator resources and shares practical tips and strategies to teach about diagnostic excellence across your curriculum.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the Aquifer Diagnostic Excellence Course
  • Review of ready-made ancillary educator resources
  • Examples of how the Aquifer cases are used for teaching diagnostic excellence

This session is open to anyone, and is ideal for educators looking to expand their coverage of diagnostic excellence across the span of medical, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner training.

Diagnostic Excellence Webinar Table of Contents

  • 2:28 – About Aquifer
  • 3:15 – Why is Diagnostic Excellence important?
  • 6:20 – Overview of Diagnostic Excellence course
  • 6:50 – Case examples
  • 20:10 – Flipped Classroom activities
  • 21:33 – Pre-clinical patient safety courses
  • 22:12 – Traditional or Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
  • 24:32 – Q&A

Best Practices for Teaching About High Value Care

Join our panel of medical educators and a medical student from the Aquifer High Value Care course board as they describe Aquifer’s freely-available cases and educator resources, and discuss practical tips and strategies to teach about high-value care across your curriculum.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of the Aquifer High Value Care Course
  • Review of ready-made ancillary educator resources
  • Examples from expert faculty on how they use the Aquifer cases for teaching high value care
  • Student perspective on learning about high value care using the cases

This session is open to anyone, and is ideal for educators looking to expand their coverage on high value care across the span of medical, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner training.

Presenters:

  • Jimmy Beck, MD, MED (Assistant Professor, University of Washington – Seattle Children’s Hospital)
  • Heather Harrell, MD, FACP (Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education, University of Florida)
  • Amit Pahwa, MD (Director, Internal Medicine Sub-internship, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Haritha Pavuluri (Medical Student, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville)

Using Aquifer to Prepare Students to Return to Clinical Rotations

In this webinar we will overview best practices and practical tips from health professionals educators for using Aquifer to support ongoing challenges as learners return to clinical rotations.

Main Session:

Breakout Session 1: Clinical Skills Preparation

Breakout Session 2: Meaningful Clinical Encounters