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

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Tuition

$6,900
Scholarships available

CMEs

Earn up to 89.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for both the Adult and Pediatric tracks.

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

Application Period CLOSED

 

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

7:00-7:45

 

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

10:00-10:15

 

Break

 

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

3:45-4:15

 

Break

 

4:15-5:45

 

Understanding Life-Threatening Illness°

Small Groups

Day 3: Thursday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-8:15

 

Travel Time

 

8:15-9:30

 

Project Review #1

Project Groups

9:30-9:45

 

Break

 

9:45-11:15

 

Discussing DNR Orders°

Small Groups

11:15-11:30

 

Travel Time

 

11:30-12:30

 

Psychosocial and Spiritual Assessment°

Large Group

12:30-1:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30-2:30

 

Challenging Pain Management Scenarios*

Large Group

1:30-2:30

 

Pain Management in Palliative Care*

Large Group

2:30-3:00

 

Break

 

3:00-4:15

 

Hope, Emotion, and the Provision of Palliative Care°

Large Group

4:15-4:30

 

Travel Time

 

4:30-6:00

 

Introduction to Pain Management Case Studies*

Adult Small Groups

4:30-6:00

P

Introduction to Pain Management for Pediatric Patients*

Pediatric Small Groups

Day 4: Friday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:45

 

Developing an Adult Palliative Care Program I

Large Group

8:00-9:45

P

Developing a Pediatric Palliative Care Program

Large Group

9:45-10:00

 

Break

 

10:00-11:15

 

Developing an Adult Palliative Care Program II

Large Group

10:00-11:15

P

Ethically Problematic Situations in Pediatric Palliative Care°

Large Group

11:15-11:30

 

Board Buses

 

11:30-12:15

 

Travel to DFCI for the rest of the day’s sessions

12:15-12:30

 

Pick up lunch

 

12:30-2:00

 

Faculty Seminar°

Large Group

2:00-2:30

 

Break and travel to elective

 

2:30-4:30

 

Electives

 

Day 5: Saturday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:30

 

Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program I

Large Group

9:30-9:45

 

Break

 

9:45-11:15

 

Building and Sustaining a Palliative Care Program II

Large Group

11:15-11:30

 

Break

 

11:30-12:15

 

Teaching Reflection/Best Learning Experiences

Large Group

 

 

Free Afternoon

 

Day 6: Sunday

8:00-8:45

 

Breakfast

 

8:45-9:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

9:00-10:15

 

Learning Styles and Teaching Methods

Large Group

10:15-10:30

 

Break

 

10:30-11:45

 

Learning Styles and Teaching Methods

Large Group

11:45-12:45

 

Lunch

 

12:45-2:45

 

Deepening the Interview°

Small Groups

12:45-2:45

 

Negotiating Treatment Goals°

Small Groups

2:45-3:15

 

Break

 

3:15-5:15

 

Deepening the Interview°

Small Groups

3:15-5:15

 

Negotiating Treatment Goals°

Small Groups

Day 7: Monday

7:00-7:45

 

Breakfast

 

7:45-8:00

 

Announcements/Opening Exercise

Large Group

8:00-9:15

 

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

Adult Large Group

8:00-9:15

P

Intractable Symptoms in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment°

Pediatric Large Group

9:15-9:30

 

Break

 

9:30-11:15

 

I Want Everything - Enter the Ethics Consultant°

Adult Large Group

9:30-11:15

P

Breathless and Bleary Eyed°

Pediatric Small Groups

11:15-11:30

 

Travel Time

 

11:30-12:30

 

Discussion with Eric Cassell

Large Group

12:30-1:30

 

Lunch

 

1:30-3:00

 

Project Review #2

Project Groups

3:00-3:15

 

Break

 

3:15-4:30

 

Depression in Palliative Care°

Adult Large Group

3:15-4:30

P

Addressing Psychological Issues in Children with Advanced Illness°

Pediatric Small Groups

4:30-4:45

 

Travel Time

 

4:45-6:30

 

Farewell Reception

 

Day 8: Tuesday

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

10:00-10:15

 

Break

 

10:15-11:00

 

Grief and Loss: Experiential Exercise°

Large Group

11:00-11:15

 

Break

 

11:15-12:15

 

Goodbye

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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