Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

PCEP

(#732756-1702)

Course Directors

James A. Tulsky, MD
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH

Pediatric Track Directors

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Richard D. Goldstein, MD

When

October 30-November 5, 2016 AND
April 30-May 5, 2017

Where

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, MA

Brochure

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Tuition

$7,995
Scholarships available

CMEs

Earn up to 67.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for both the Adult and Pediatric tracks.

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management Credits:
Adult track max: 1.50
Pediatric track max: 2.50
End-of-Life Care Credits:
Adult track max: 37.00
Pediatric track max: 36.00

Application Period

Applications due:
June 27, 2016
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

PCEP

Photo by Bastienne Schmidt and Philippe Cheng

This photograph is from a collection of images that depicts our evolving culture of death in America, how we emotionally, spiritually, and practically experience mourning, grief, and loss. Our social and cultural environments impact and shape our responses to death and form the basis of traditional rituals as shown in this picture of three women having a picnic in a cemetery in memory of their loved ones.

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PCEP Schedule

Adult and pediatric track participants attend joint sessions except where noted.

This is only a sample of the schedule and is subject to change each year.


* - Sessions which qualify for Opioid Education and Pain Management Training credits are marked with an asterisk
° - Sessions which qualify for End-of-Life Care Studies credits are marked with the degree symbol

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Part 1: Teaching and Learning in Palliative Care

Day 1: Sunday

4:30-5:15

 

Registration and Reception

 

5:15-6:15

 

Dinner

 

6:15-6:45

 

Welcome and Course Introduction

Large Group

6:45-7:00

 

Travel to small groups

 

7:00-8:00

 

Personal Narratives: Pathways to Palliative Care

Small Groups

Day 2: Monday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Introduction to Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-8:45

 

What is a "Good Death"?°

Large Group

8:45-10:00

 

Communication Challenges°

Large Group

10:00-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-12:00

 

Understanding Life-Threatening Illness°

Large Group

12:00-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-3:15

 

"I Hate Role Plays" and Breaking Bad News°

Small Groups

3:15-3:45

 

Break

 

3:45-5:00

 

Project Review #1

Project Groups

Day 3: Tuesday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:00

 

Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessment°

Large Group

9:00-9:15

 

Travel Time

 

9:15-10:45

 

Pain Management Case Studies*

Adult Large Group

9:15-10:45

P

Pain Management for Pediatric Patients*

Pediatric Large Group

10:45-11:15

 

Break

 

11:15-12:00

 

Teaching Reflection/Best Learning Experience

Large Group

12:00-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-2:30

 

Compassionate Confrontations: Integrating Hopes, Emotions, and Duties When Confronting Serious Illness

Large Group

2:30-2:45

 

Travel Time

 

2:45-4:15

 

Discussing DNR Orders°

Small Groups

Day 4: Wednesday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:45

 

Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program I

Adult Large Group

8:00-9:45

P

Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Pediatric Large Group

9:45-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-11:30

 

Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program II

Adult Large Group

10:15-11:30

P

Medical Ethics and Palliative Care°

Pediatric Large Group

 

 

Free Afternoon

 

Day 5: Thursday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:30

 

Introduction to Instructional Design I

Large Group

9:30-10:00

 

Break

 

10:00-11:30

 

Introduction to Instructional Design II

Large Group

11:30-12:45

 

Lunch

 

12:45-2:30

 

Deepening the Interview°

Small Groups

2:30-3:00

 

Break

 

3:00-4:45

 

Negotiating Treatment Goals°

Small Groups

Day 6: Friday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:15

 

Learning Styles and Teaching Methods

Large Group

9:15-9:45

 

Break

 

9:45-11:00

 

Learning Styles and Teaching Methods (continued)

Large Group

11:00-12:00

 

Requests for Non-Beneficial Treatment°

Large Group

12:00-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-3:15

 

Project Review #2

Large Group

3:15-3:45

 

Break

 

3:45-5:00

 

How to Help Parents Help Children When a Parent is Dying°

Adult Large Group

3:45-5:00

P

Intractable Symptoms in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment°

Pediatric Large Group

5:00-6:30

 

Farewell Reception

 

Day 7: Saturday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:15-7:45

P

Feedback on Pediatric Track

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-8:45

 

Panel Discussion: Bringing PCEP Home

Large Group

8:45-10:00

 

Grief and Bereavement°

Large Group

10:00-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-11:15

 

Grief and Loss: Experiential Exercise°

Large Group

11:15-11:30

 

Travel Time

 

11:30-12:30

 

Goodbye

Small Groups

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Part 2: Building a Future in Palliative Care

**No dinner prior to Part 2: Day 1**

Day 1: Sunday

12:00-12:45

 

Box Lunch and Check-in

 

12:45-1:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

 

1:00-1:30

 

Welcome Back

Large Group

1:30-3:00

 

Communication: Large Group Interview°

Large Group

3:00-3:30

 

Break

 

3:30-5:30

 

Personal Spiritual History

Small Groups

5:30-6:30

 

Reception

 

Day 2: Monday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:30

 

Cultural Issues in Palliative Care°

Large Group

9:30-10:00

 

Break

 

10:00-11:30

 

Most Emotionally Powerful Death

Small Groups

11:30-12:45

 

Lunch

 

12:45-2:45

 

Project Review #1

Project Groups

2:45-3:15

 

Break

 

3:15-5:30

 

Intensive Communication Teaching: Patient Interview°

Small Groups

Day 3: Tuesday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:30

 

Quality Improvement Workshop

Large Group

9:30-10:00

 

Break

 

10:00-11:45

 

Family Meetings in the ICU°

Small Groups

11:45-1:00

 

Lunch

 

1:00-2:15

 

Dealing with Moral Ambiguity in Palliative Care°

Adult Large Group

1:00-2:15

P

Breathless and Bleary Eyed

Pediatric Large Group

2:15-2:45

 

Break

 

2:45-4:00

 

Psychological Challenges in the Care of Young Adults

Adult Large Group

2:45-4:00

P

Psychosocial and Spiritual Support of the Family

Pediatric Large Group

4:00-4:15

 

Travel Time

 

4:15-5:15

 

Caring for our Patients and Ourselves

 

5:15-5:30

 

Travel Time

 

5:30-6:30

 

Optional Session: Literature, End of Life, and Healing

Large Group

Day 4: Wednesday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:00

 

Bedside Assessment in Palliative

Adult Large Group

8:00-9:00

P

Hypnosis in Pediatric Palliative Care°

Pediatric Large Group

9:00-10:00

 

Anorexia and Cachexia

Adult Large Group

9:00-10:00

P

From Feeling Sick to the Stomach to Mush and Push: Management of Gastrointestinal Distressing Symptoms in Children with Advanced Disease

Pediatric Large Group

10:00-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-11:30

 

Chronic Nausea

Adult Large Group

10:30-11:30

P

Advanced Pain Management in Children*

Pediatric Large Group

 

 

Free Afternoon

 

Day 5: Thursday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:15

 

Advances in Managing End Stage Congestive Heart Failure

Adult Large Group

8:00-9:15

P

Caring for Children with Advanced Heart Disease

Pediatric Large Group

9:15-9:45

 

Break

 

9:45-10:45

 

Palliative and Oncology Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting°

Adult Large Group

9:45-10:45

P

Deep Faith and Extraordinary Medical Measures in Pediatrics

Pediatric Large Group

10:45-11:00

 

Travel Time

 

11:00-11:45

 

Reflection on Teaching

Large Group

11:45-1:00

 

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

 

Project Review #2

Project Groups

2:30-3:00

 

Break

 

3:00-4:30

 

Patient Requests for Hastened Death°

Adult Small Group

3:00-4:30

P

Pediatric Palliative Sedation°

Pediatric Small Group

Day 6: Friday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:15-7:45

P

Feedback on Pediatric Track

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-8:15

 

Travel Time

 

8:15-9:20

 

Objective Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTE)

Large Group

9:20-9:40

 

Break

 

9:40-10:45

 

Objective Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTE) (continued)

Large Group

10:45-11:00

 

Travel Time

 

11:00-12:15

 

Burnout°

Small Groups

12:15-1:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30-2:00

 

Saying Goodbye°

Small Groups

2:00-2:30

 

Break

 

2:30-3:30

 

Who's Caring For Me?

Large Group

3:30-4:30

 

Break

 

4:30-5:15

 

Group Photo and Reception

Large Group

5:15-7:00

 

Closing Dinner and Graduation

Large Group

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