Palliative Care

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Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Video Stream & pdfs

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Overview

Palliative care is an approach to aggressively treat symptoms and improve quality of life for patients facing life-limiting illness. Participate in this module to learn the role of the interdisciplinary palliative care team in relieving symptoms, pain and the stress of a serious illness. Learners will recognize clinical situations where palliative care may improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of the interdisciplinary palliative care team
  2. Differentiate between hospice and palliative care
  3. Discuss clinical situations where hospice and palliative care may prolong life
  4. Recognize when artificial nutrition provides no benefit to the patient

Authors:
Gurveen Malhotra, MD

Resident
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Udai Jayakumar, MD, MBA
Palliative Care Physician
Kaiser Permanente South Bay

Tanjeev Kaur, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Authors’ Bios:
Dr Gurveen Malhotra is currently a pulmonary disease fellow at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is expected to graduate in July 2018. He has been active academically in presenting posters at various conferences including American Geriatric Society as well as American Thoracic Society. He strives to continue to improve the quality of life of his patients by utilizing his knowledge of geriatrics in his pulmonary disease fellowship as well. He went to medical school in the state of Punjab in India and completed his residency in Internal medicine at Mt Sinai Hospital in Chicago before graduating in Geriatrics from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Tanjeev Kaur practices both Palliative Care and Geriatrics, serving as the Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at University of Illinois at Chicago and Medical Director of Symphony at Aria, Post-Acute Care & Rehabilitation Center. She specializes in the care of elderly patients with the goal of promoting personal well-being and functional independence. She also helps patients and families make decisions for palliative or hospice care when transition needed and provides palliative care to the vulnerable and frail when needed. She is actively engaged in teaching fellows, residents and students, enhancing their knowledge not only of primary care, but also palliative care & advance care planning. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH in 2004 and Geriatric Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago 2005. During her residency, she was awarded the All Star Award for demonstrating the core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life & service. Earlier in her career, she worked as a hospice & palliative care physician for about 4 years in various settings. Dr. Kaur is Board Certified in Geriatric Medicine & Hospice & Palliative Medicine besides being certified in Hospice Medical Director Certification Boards.

Editors:
Valerie Gruss PhD, APN, CNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Nursing
Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Memoona Hasnain MD, MHPE, PhD
Professor and Associate Department Head, Faculty Development & Research
College of Medicine,
Department of Family Medicine
Co-Director, ENGAGE-IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Expert Interviewee:
Tanjeev Kaur, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Geriatric Fellowship
Clinical Physician, Palliative Care
Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Co-Investigator, ENGAGE-IL

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