Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

PCEP

(#352756)

Course Directors

Susan D. Block MD
J. Andrew Billings, MD

Pediatric Track Directors

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

When

November 4-11, 2014 AND
May 6-12, 2015

Where

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Cambridge, MA

Brochure

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Tuition

$6,900
Scholarships available

CMEs

Adult track max: 89.00
Pediatric track max: 89.00

In Massachusetts
Opioid Education/Pain Management:
Adult track max: 2.50
Pediatric track max: 3.50
End-of-Life Care:
Adult track max: 68.25
Pediatric track max: 67.00

All CMEs are AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Application Deadline

August 8, 2014

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 marked with an circle (°) meet the criteria for Opioid Education/Pain Management and sessions with an asterisk (*) meet the criteria for End-of-Life Care in Massachusetts.

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Part 1: Teaching and Learning in Palliative Care

Day 1: Tuesday

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

 

Break into small groups and travel to small group rooms

 

7:00-8:00

 

Personal Narratives: Pathways to Palliative Care

Small Groups

Day 2: Wednesday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Introduction to Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:00

 

What is a "Good Death"?°

Large Group

9:00-10:15

 

Communication Challenges°

Large Group

10:15-11:00

 

Teaching Reflection

Large Group

11:00-11:15

 

Break

 

11:15-12:45

 

Understanding Life-Threatening Illness°

Large Group

12:45-1:45

 

Lunch

 

1:45-3:45

 

"I Hate Role Plays" and Breaking Bad News°

Small Groups

3:45-4:00

 

Break

 

4:00-5:30

 

Understanding Life-Threatening Illness°

Small Groups

Day 3: Thursday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:30

 

Hope, Emotion, and the Provision of Palliative Care°

Large Group

9:30-9:45

 

Break

 

9:45-11:15

 

Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessment°

Large Group

11:15-12:15

 

Patients in Pain: A Palliative Care Approach*

Large Group

12:15-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-3:00

 

Introduction to Pain Management Case Studies*

Small Groups (Adult)

1:15-3:00

P

Introduction to Pain Management for Pediatric Patients*

Small Groups (Pediatric)

3:00-3:30

 

Break

 

3:30-4:30

 

Caring for our Patients and Ourselves°

Large Group

4:30-7:00

 

Travel and Eliot Lecture

Large Group

Day 4: Friday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-8:20

 

Travel Time

 

8:20-9:20

 

Bedside Assessment in Palliative Care°

Large Group (Adult)

9:20-10:20

 

Anorexia and Cachexia°

Large Group (Adult)

10:20-10:45

 

Break

 

10:45-11:45

 

Chronic Nausea°

Large Group (Adult)

8:15-8:20

P

Travel Time

 

8:20-10:05

P

Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Large Group (Pediatric)

10:05-10:30

P

Break

 

10:30-11:45

P

Issues in Pediatric Ethics°

Large Group (Pediatric)

11:45-1:00

 

Travel and lunch

 

1:00-2:30

 

HMS Center for Palliative Care Faculty Seminar°

Large Group

2:30-3:00

 

Break and travel to elective

 

3:00-5:00

 

Electives°

Elective Groups

Day 5: Saturday

7:15-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-8:45

 

Teaching Reflection/Best Learning Experiences

Large Group

8:45-10:00

 

Discussing DNR Orders°

Small Groups

10:00-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-11:30

 

Advances in Managing End Stage Congestive Heart Failure°

Large Group (Adult)

10:30-11:30

P

Caring for Children with Advanced Heart Disease°

Large Group (Pediatric)

11:30-11:35

 

Travel Time

 

11:35-1:20

 

Project Review #1

Project Groups

 

 

Free Afternoon

 

Day 6: Sunday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-10:45

 

Learning Styles and Teaching Methods

Large Group

10:45-11:00

 

Break

 

11:00-12:30

 

Project Review #2

Project Groups

12:30-1:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30-3:30

 

Deepening the Interview°

Small Groups

3:30-4:00

 

Break

 

4:00-6:00

 

Negotiating Treatment Goals°

Small Groups

Day 7: Monday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:45

 

Palliative Care across the Life Cycle°

Large Group

9:45-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-12:00

 

"I Want Everything" - Enter the Ethics Consultant°

Large Group (Adult)

10:15-11:00

P

Intractable Symptoms in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment°

Large Group (Pediatric)

11:00-12:00

P

Non-Pain Symptoms in Children

Large Group (Pediatric)

12:00-1:00

 

Lunch

 

1:00-2:15

 

Depression in Palliative Care°

Large Group (Adult)

1:00-2:15

P

Depression and Anxiety in the Pediatric Population°

Large Group (Pediatric)

2:15-2:30

 

Break

 

2:30-4:15

 

Cultural Issues in Palliative Care I°

Large Group

4:15-4:30

 

Break

 

4:30-5:30

 

Discussion with Eric Cassell°

Large Group

5:45

 

Depart from Royal Sonesta Hotel to reception

 
       

Day 8: Tuesday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

7:30-8:00

P

Feedback on Pediatric Track

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-8:45

 

Panel Discussion: Bringing PCEP Home

Large Group

8:45-10:00

 

Grief and Bereavement°

Large Group

10:00-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-11:00

 

Grief and Loss: Experiential Exercise°

Large Group

11:00-11:15

 

Break

 

11:15-12:15

 

Good-Bye

Small Groups

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Part 2: Building a Future in Palliative Care

Day 1: Wednesday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast and Check-in

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

 

8:15-8:45

 

Welcome Back, Reflection on Teaching

Large Group

8:45-10:15

 

Communication: Large Group Interview°

Large Group

10:15-10:45

 

Break

 

10:45-12:15

 

Most Emotionally Powerful Death

Small Groups

12:15-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-3:15

 

Personal Spiritual History

Small Groups

3:15-3:45

 

Break

 

3:45-5:45

 

Project Review #1

Project Groups

Day 2: Thursday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:45

 

Cultural Issues in Palliative Care II°

Large Group

9:45-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-12:00

 

Family Meetings in the ICU°

Small Groups

12:00-1:00

 

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

 

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

Large Group (Adult)

1:00-2:30

P

Psychosocial and Spiritual Support of the Family

Large Group (Pediatric)

2:30-3:00

 

Break

 

3:00-5:30

 

Intensive Communication Teaching°

Patient Interview Small Groups

5:45-6:45

 

Optional Session: Literature, End of Life, and Healing

Large Group

Day 3: Friday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:45

 

Organizational Change and Educational Planning I

Large Group

9:45-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-11:45

 

Organizational Change and Educational Planning II

Large Group

11:45-12:45

 

Lunch

 

12:45-2:15

 

Project Review #2

Project Groups

2:15-2:30

 

Break

 

2:30-4:00

 

"Don't Give Up On Me"°

Small Groups

4:00-4:15

 

Break

 

4:15-5:15

 

Palliative and Oncology Care in the Ambulatory Care Setting°

Large Group (Adult)

4:15-5:15

P

Role of Palliative Care in the Pediatric ICU°

Large Group (Pediatric)

Day 4: Saturday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-8:20

 

Travel Time

 

8:20-10:05

 

Developing a Palliative Care Program I

Large Group (Adult)

10:05-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-11:45

 

Developing a Palliative Care Program II

Large Group (Adult)

8:20-9:20

P

Hypnosis in Pediatric Palliative Care°

Large Group (Pediatric)

9:20-10:20

P

Non-Pain Symptom Management in Pediatric Palliative Care°

Large Group (Pediatric)

10:20-10:45

 

Break

 

10:45-11:45

P

Advanced Pain Management in Children*

Large Group (Pediatric)

11:45-12:00

 

Travel Time

 

12:00-12:45

 

Reflection on Teaching

Large Group

 

 

Free Afternoon

 

Day 5: Sunday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-10:00

 

Quality Improvement Workshop°

Large Group

10:00-10:25

 

Break

 

10:25-11:25

 

Quality Improvement Workshop° (continues)

Large Group

11:25-11:30

 

Travel Time

 

11:30-12:15

 

Reflection on Teaching

Large Group

12:15-1:15

 

Lunch

 

1:15-2:30

 

Dealing with Moral Ambiguity in Palliative Care°

Large Group

2:30-2:45

 

Break

 

2:45-4:15

 

Patient Requests for Hastened Death°

Small Group (Adult)

2:45-4:15

P

Ethics and Practice of Palliative Sedation°

Small Group (Pediatric)

4:15-4:20

 

Travel Time

 

4:20-5:35

 

Serious Illness Communication Checklist°

 

Day 6: Monday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-11:30

 

Objective Structured Teaching Exercises (OSTE)

Large Group

11:30-12:30

 

Lunch

 

12:30-1:45

 

Saying Goodbye to Patients and Writing Condolence Notes°

Small Groups

1:45-2:00

 

Travel Time

 

2:00-2:45

 

Reflection on Teaching

Large Group

2:45-3:00

 

Break

 

3:00-4:15

 

Burnout°

Small Groups

4:30-5:15

 

Group Photo and Reception

Large Group

5:15-7:30

 

Closing Dinner and Graduation

Large Group

Day 7: Tuesday

7:15-8:00

 

Breakfast

 

7:30-8:00

P

Feedback on Pediatric Track

 

8:00-8:15

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:15-9:30

 

Palliative Care from the Perspective of an Institutional Leader°

Large Group

9:30-10:00

 

Break

 

10:00-11:00

 

Saying Good-Bye°

Small Groups

11:00-12:00

 

Who's Caring For Me?

Large Group

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