Palliative Care Materials

A variety of educational materials are available for purchase including training manuals, laminated pocket cards and PowerPoint presentations.

 Training Manual - Improving End-of-Life Care: A Resource Guide for Physician Education

$69.00, 4th ed., copyright 2007

This book contains education resource material for five common end-of-life symptoms: pain, nausea, delirium, dyspnea and constipation, along with five end-of-life communication skills: giving bad news, conducting a family conference, discussing treatment withdrawal/DNR orders, discussing a hospice referral and conducting a spiritual assessment. This book is designed for use as an educational resource when supervising medical students or post-graduate physician trainees and can be easily adapted for nursing education. Each symptom control or communication chapter contains:

  • learning objectives
  • a pre-test / post-test
  • a brief content outline summarizing pertinent assessment / treatment information
  • a case study suitable for a small group discussion and / or role-playing exercise
 Training Manual - Communication Teaching Modules for the End-of-Life Educator

$99.00, CD and pocket cards - e-mail for information: rhackbar@mcw.edu

This collection of teaching modules is designed for use as an educational resource when supervising medical students or post-graduate physician trainees and can be easily adapted for nursing education. Separate teaching modules have been designed for the following topics: breaking bad news, conducting a family conference, setting treatment goals, discussing DNR orders, discussing a hospice referral, and conducting a spiritual assessment.

Each module contains the following:

  • Learning objectives
  • A detailed teaching plan-minute by minute
  • Handouts for learners
  • Slides-provided on diskette (PowerPoint 97), can also be made into overhead transparencies
  • Role-playing exercises (if applicable)
  • Learner evaluation tools
 Training Manual - Developing the Primary Care Physician's Skills in Caring for the Seriously Ill and Dying Patients

$25.00, copyright 2007

The teaching videotape has been converted to a CD-ROM for more convenient viewing and use during presentations. The CD-ROM provides examples of discussions done poorly and discussions done well. The Family Goal Setting Conference laminated card: Convenient, laminated card outlines 10 key points to assist in conducting a family goal setting conference.

The teaching video CD and Family Goal Setting Conference laminated pocket card only are also available for $25, including shipping/handling.

 Pocket Cards
  1. Communication Phrases Near the End of Life
    Contains phrases for: Advance care planning, Determining decision making capacity, Breaking bad news, Prognosis and more.

    DNR Orders: When CPR is not medically indicated, and When CPR is medically indicated if consistent with patient goals/wishes.
  2. Principles of Pain Management
    Opioid Equivalency Table
    Opioid Dosing/Titration Guidelines
    Oral & Intravenous Infusion
    Principles of Pharmacologic Management
  3. The Family Goal Setting Conference
    Convenient pocket card outlines the steps needed to conduct a successful family goal setting conference including medical review, prognosis, decision-making, and goal setting.

$5.00 each. (add 5.6% sales tax) Minimum order of $25.00

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Palliative Care Center
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Division of Hematology and Oncology, Suite 4036
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Rose Hackbarth
rhackbar@mcw.edu
(414) 805-4607
(414) 805-4608 (fax)

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