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Teaching End of Life Care

Teaching End of Life Care

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET

Speech-language pathologists often lack preparation for serving patients near the end-of-life and this lack of training can lead to poor outcomes for both patient, clinician, and student. To remedy this, students need sufficient exposure to the topic of end-of-life care (EoLC) prior to clinical fellowships. However, careful implementation of this training is essential due to the emotional and personal nature of the topic. Many strategies can be used to increase student exposure throughout the curriculum and pedagogical lessons learned from palliative care training in medicine can be applied to increase student knowledge and comfort. When purposefully designed pedagogy is employed that trains emotional perspectives, knowledge, and skills related to providing necessary and compassionate EoLC, students and early career clinicians will be better positioned to care for patients near the end of life and experience less emotional distress and burnout.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the unique aspects of teaching end-of-life care and opportunities for curricular inclusion
  • Understand important pedagogical considerations and strategies in the teaching of end-of-life care to students
  • Develop a plan to include increased end-of-life content into graduate education using available resources

Webinar Cost: 
CAPCSD Member $40
CAPCSD Affiliate Member $60
CAPCSD Non-Member $60

Time Ordered Agenda:

7:00 - 7:10 p.m. ET - Introduction
7:10 - 7:30 p.m. ET - Considerations for teaching EoLC
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET - Pedagogical Strategies
8:00 - 8:15 p.m. ET - Resources for teaching EoLC
8:15 - 8:20 p.m. ET - Wrap-up
8:20 - 8:30 p.m. ET - Q&A

Amanda Stead, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CHSE
Pacific University

Amanda Stead is an Associate Professor at Pacific University. She teaches courses in Communication and Aging, Aphasia, Progressive Neurological Disorders, End-of-Life Care, and Counseling. Her research is in the area of evidenced-based education, simulation, end-of-life care, and professional issues.

Financial: Dr. Stead receives a salary from Pacific University and is being paid an honorarium by CAPCSD for presenting this webinar. 
Non-Financial: None