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Classes & Events

Baby Basics- Forbes Regional Hospital
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Childbirth Comprehensive One Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wise Woman Wellness Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
9th Annual AVH Destination Wellness Health Fair
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Palliative Care

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This is a two hour course designed for internal medicine residents. Residents will participate in simulated activities with a standardized patient, gaining experience discussing end-of-life plans. They will be required to assess and manage symptoms in a medically complex, frail patient. Residents are expected to utilize effective communication skills, both verbally and nonverbally throughout the simulations.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain trust of a new patient using verbal and nonverbal techniques
  • Assess and manage multiple symptoms in a medically complex, frail patient
  • Discuss end-of-life planning

Expected Outcomes

  • Develop a trusting relationship with their patient through the use of effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
  • Accurately assess and manage a frail elderly patient with medically complex conditions
  • Demonstrate the ability to discuss end-of-life issues with an increased comfort level


  • Internal medicine residents in their palliative care rotation
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