The Korean Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care

Presence of at Least Objectives Being Taught Classified by the Curricular Domain of the Palliative Education Assessment Tool (N=20).

Domain Description Frequencies (%)
I. Palliative medicine (6 objectives) Identify the basic concepts of palliative care and its inclusion within the care continuum 5 (83)
II. Pain (12 objectives) Understand the origin of pain and the diagnostic and therapeutic therapies used (e,g,. as distinct from suffering and psychosocial stress) 11 (92)
III. Neuropsychological symptoms (11 objectives) Address those symptoms associated with dying, including those that are byproducts of disease or medications (i.e, agitation, depression, delirium, dementia, etc.) 3 (27)
IV. Other symptoms (10 objectives) Address those symptoms that are often the most concern to the patient- those symptoms that are byproducts of medications (i.e.., dyspnea, nausea/vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, pruritus, etc.) 6 (60)
V. Ethics and law (20 objectives) Discuss the ethical and legal issues surrounding the end-of-life 15 (75)
VI. Patient/family/caregiver nonclinical perspectives on end of life care (12 objectives) Include the concerns of the patient, family, and nonclinical caregiver as the end-of-life is near 7 (58)
VII. Clinical communication skills (12 objectives) Include clinical communication skills that are essential in all aspects of medicine, and those skills specific to end-of-life care 12 (100)
Korean J Hosp Palliat Care 2019;22:207~218
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