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Palliative Care


Palliative Care Lecture

The Palliative Care Team aims to identify and alleviate suffering in all of its forms; physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. Our focus is on delivering high quality care that that aligns with the goals and preferences of our vulnerable population of seriously ill patients and their families. Through advocacy and education, we strive to expand the awareness of palliative care.

Mission Statement

The Creighton University fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine is dedicated to creating transformative physician leaders who will, through excellent clinical care, operational innovation, and scholarly rigor, contribute to the promotion of local, regional, and national practice of hospice and palliative care.

Program AIMS

  1. Fellows will complete thirteen credit hours toward a Masters of Arts in Medical Humanities as part of the integrated didactics for the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. Introduction to the Medical Humanities (3 credits) Introduction to Bioethics (3) Research Methods and Writing (3) End-of-Life Care in the Clinical Setting (3) Professional Identity Formation in Healthcare Education (1)
  2. Fellows will perform at an aspirational level of "expert" in direct observation of their care of the holistic needs of patients, families, and colleagues. (Cura Personalis)
  3. Fellows will complete a scholarly project that addresses quality improvement or healthcare disparities related to hospice and palliative medicine. (For and With Others)
  4. Fellows will be experts in teaching foundational principles in hospice and palliative medicine, as evidenced by their evaluations as teaching instructors with medical students. (Agents of Change).