MED 51Q: Palliative Medicine, Hospice and End of Life Care

Photo: Spring 2014 class

Spring 2014 class

MED 51Q: Palliative Medicine, Hospice and End of Life Care aims to introduce the student to the scientific principles of high quality care of all seriously ill Americans. We use the framework of promotion of holistic well-being in living as well as in dying. Students learn the scientific principles of Palliative Medicine, understand the differences between Palliative Care and Hospice Care and also be broadly exposed to the issues related death and dying in the US.

During each week in class, we focus on broad knowledge acquisition using immersive learning strategies. Weekly home work assignments include self study of key articles and the students write a report summarizing what they learned. The course culminates in a student designed, developed and implemented field project aimed at gaining a better understanding of the issues faced by seriously ill Americans and their families. In order to successfully graduate the course, students complete and submit a structured report as well as do a formal presentation on the last day of class.

Project presentations by Winter 2019 students at Stanford on March 5, 2019

What Matters Most
by Daniel Martinez-Krams

 

Music Therapy in Hospice and Palliative Care
By Gaby Li and Gilbert Rosal


 

Multiple Cancer Diagnoses
by PaJah Vang


 

Depression at the End of Life: Diagnosis and Treatment Difficulties
by Sammy Pickell

 

Caregiver Stress
by Caroline Pecos-Duarte

 

Spirituality
by Kailah Seymour

 

Student Presentations from Previous Classes:

Project presentations by Fall 2017 students at Stanford on December 4, 2017

Project presentations by Fall/Winter 2016-17 students at Stanford on December 12, 2016

Project presentations by Spring 2015 students at Stanford on June 1, 2015

Project presentations by Spring 2014 students at Stanford on June 2, 2014

 

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