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  1. EOL Interest Group? Ohhh, the possibilities……..

  2. Currently at UMB • First Year ICM course • Intro to Death and Dying?? • Third Year Medicine rotation – Hospice • 8 hours lecture • Philosophy of hospice • Pain management • Management of non-pain symptoms • 8 hours site visits following nurse

  3. Death and Dying Interest Group • Lunchtime events • Fundraising events • Community service • Volunteer program • Shadowing opportunities • Website

  4. Lunchtime Events • Held monthly • Funded by school or fundraisers • Lectures or discussions • Additional reading material/references provided at each

  5. Fall Semester Topics • Predicting Patient Prognosis • Physician’s Thought Process When Referring to Hospice • Communication – Breaking Bad News • Last Days of Life (symptoms/physiology) • Blue Book orders taken - $2.00/copy • Wit (afternoon, not lunchtime) • moviesunlimited.com ($9.99 DVD)

  6. Spring Semester Topics • Legal Issues (informed consent vs. advance directives) • Living wills to all • Physician Assisted Suicide vs. Palliative Sedation, Artificial Hydration, Artificial Nutrition • Cultural panel (Hispanic/Asian/Jewish/African American) • Alternative Therapies • Ethics Discussions (Paula Yellon)

  7. Fundraising Ideas • Selling pint glasses/coffee mugs • discountmugs.com • 5K run (spring) • To benefit interest group OR • To benefit construction of Joseph Riley Pediatric Hospice (will be the first in Baltimore)

  8. Community Service • Volunteer Program • Birthday Parties for inpatients • Sing Christmas carols to hospice inpatients (based on chaplain’s recommendations)

  9. Volunteer Program • Joseph Richey Hospice • Within blocks from school • In-patient unit • Currently constructing Pediatric Hospice • Most in need of volunteers

  10. Shadowing program • Univ. of MD Medical Center – new Palliative Care Center • Not currently involved in shadowing programs for third year curriculum • Physician may be available for shadowing (in addition to other disciplines) • Gives back to our school too (bonus when trying to get funding….)

  11. Website for the Interest Group • Calendar of events/meetings • Description and contact information for volunteer/shadowing opportunities • References (websites, books, contact information, etc, etc, etc)