Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Art of Palliative Care bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
The Birds and Bees Do It, So Why Can't We Talk About It? Intimacy and Sexuality in Serious Illness and at the End of LifePresenters: Heather Shaw, GNP, Joshua Fronk, DO, Felicia Hui, MD, Karl Lorenz, MD MS MSHS, Karla Schroeder, DNP MHA ANP-BC, Ruth Kenemuth, MSW ASW, Sharon Bober, PhD
Objectives: Compare and contrast assessment tools that can be used to assess sexual and intimate relationships in patients with serious illness. Analyze ways in which assessing sexuality and intimacy will improve the quality of care for patients and families. Identify barriers to and strategies for communication about sexuality/intimacy with patients and families. Apply and perform communication skills that providers can use when assessing patient sexuality and intimacy.
Why is No One Talking About This? Addressing Intimacy and Sexual Concerns in Patients with Serious IllnessPresenters: Renee Holder, PharmD BCPS CPE, Anne Kelemen, ACHP-SW LICSW, Farshid Sadeghi, MD
Objectives: Describe the existing evidence base on intimacy and sexual symptom assessment and treatment in the palliative care population. Perform an intimacy and sexual symptom screening and assessment. Identify medical, psychological, and social issues leading to intimacy and sexual symptom concerns in patients with serious illness.
The Language of Illness: The Art of Telling, Listening, and Self-Care through Narrative MedicinePresenters: Melissa San Julian Mark, MD, Kristin Todd, MSW, Daniel Todd, MA
Objectives: Define narrative medicine and explain how it can be used to enhance patient care. Describe various methods for practicing narrative medicine both as a way to increase empathetic understanding as well as to process one's own experience as a caregiver. Demonstrate how the techniques of textual interpretation (or "close reading") can help one cultivate a broader and more nuanced perspective on the lives of patients.
Poetry for Patients: Learning to Read Poetry with Your Colleagues, Patients and Families. A Collaborative Workshop with the Poetry FoundationPresenters: Nora Segar, MD, Joshua Hauser, MD, Katherine Litwin, MLIS, Whitney You, MD MPH
Objectives: Describe the ‘Poetry for Patients’ Project at Northwestern: Audience will be able to explain the Poetry for Patients Project as it has been implemented at our institution. Engage in close reading of key selected poems: Learner will demonstrate close reading of a poem in one of three main categories: City, Nature, or Health and Illness as selected and guided by staff at the Poetry Foundation. Learner will be able to discuss application of this exercise to their work with patients. Develop strategies for how to read and analyze poems with patients and families: Learner will be able to explain rationale for reading poetry with patients and identify how they might apply concepts presented in the workshop in their own patient care environment.