Weekly Palliative Care Conference
Educational in-service for clinical application.
Fifth Wednesday at noon, open to all UI Hospitals & Clinics staff with badges
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Conference Room
5970 John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP)
Schwartz Center Rounds
Second Tuesday every month at noon, open to all University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics staff with badges
East Room (8JCP) Elevator D
Contact [email protected] to be placed on e-mail distribution list.
Case-based discussion of ethical dilemmas in problematic scenarios. Moderated by a physician ethicist.
Third Wednesday every month
Melrose 1 and 2
Contact Dr. Becky Benson at [email protected] for meeting information or for suggested clinical cases.
Hospice and Palliative Care Elective Rotation for Residents and Medical Students
Two weeks or four-week rotation with the Palliative Care consultation service combined with opportunities at hospice. Contact [email protected] for information.
Hospice and Palliative Care Elective Rotation for Nurse Practitioner Students from Area Colleges of Nursing
Rotation with the Palliative Care consultation service.
Contact [email protected] for information
Department of Nursing Orientation Education
Department of Nursing Orientation
Introduction to Palliative Care
MSS Divisional Orientation Classes:
- Chronic Cancer Pain Management
- Care of the Dying Patient
- Communication Skills at End of Life
Rhetorical Issues in Health Care: Rhetoric, Hospice, and End of Life.
Contact [email protected]
Description: Same as: 153:161, 160:161 (Learning about Living from the Dying)
The course integrates experiential learning at Iowa City Hospice with a historical overview of western discourse surrounding death and dying.
Students will take Iowa City Hospice’s volunteer training and do 25 hours of hospice volunteer service. They will read a selection of European and American writing concerning death and dying, focused on the hospice movement of the last half-century.
The class will meet two hours per week during which students will discuss the readings and their experiences doing hospice work.
Students will write frequent informal reflection pieces, and share them on ICON. The final project for the course will be a formal writing, in a genre (advocacy, research paper, ethnography, autoethnography, personal essay, literary analysis, rhetorical analysis) to be negotiated with the instructors. In the last weeks of the class, students will present their writing, seminar-style, to the class.