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Communication Phrases Pocket Card

Title: Communication Phrases Near the End of Life-Pocket Card
Author(s): David E. Weissman, MD

This is a 5 1/2 by 8 1/4 inch card, designed to be carried in a white coat POCKET, containing suggested language to use by physicians when having end-of-life discussions with patients or surrogates.

Reviewers wrote, "Overall, I really like these cards and think that housestaff and students will find them helpful. They provide suggestions that, in general, I agree with. I have actually gone ahead and "piloted" them with my local housestaff". Reviewers did caution that the card may be too large for the coat pocket and suggest reducing it.

To Obtain the Pocket Card
Send exact name of pocket card plus $2.00 per card to Rose Hackbarth, Division of Neoplastic Diseases, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226; (414) 805-4607; E-mail rhackbar@mcw.edu.
Please make checks payable to: The Medical College of Wisconsin
Creation Date: 2/2002
Format: Pocket Instructional Aids
Purpose: Instructional Aid, Self-Study Guide

Training: Fellows, 1st/2nd Year Medical Students, 3rd/4th Year Medical Students, PGY1 (Interns), PGY2-6, Physicians in Practice
Specialty: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery
Non-Physician: Nurses, Social Workers

Keyword(s): Death pronouncement, Family conference, Medicare hospice benefit, Prognosis, Do not rescucitate orders, Decision making capacity/surrogates, Negotiating treatment goals, Advance directives, Discussing hospice care, Giving bad news, Treatment withdrawal/withholding, Cross-cultural care

Can be found at http://www.eperc.mcw.edu/
Free login and password requested.

© Copyright 2002 Carl Gandola.
Last update: 7/11/02; 11:49:49 PM.

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