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Two resources have been developed for Cross Training Education Programs of Hospice/Palliative Care Providers and Mental Health Providers: On this page:

NOTE:
The downloads provided on this page are Large Files. Please allow sufficient time for downloads.

arrow Curriculum for Mental Health Providers
arrow Educational Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers
Curriculum for Mental Health Providers
The Curriculum for Mental Health Providers emphasizes the development of the end-of-life care movement, its foundation in advance care planning, appreciation of capacities and preferences of people with serious mental illness to participate in advance care planning, and local end-of-life care (hospice/palliative care) resources available to provide care to terminally ill mentally ill clients.


Curriculum for Mental Health Providers
(Slide presentation with notes. PowerPoint and Adobe PDF downloads available.)
Educational Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers

The Educational Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers emphasizes signs and symptoms of various psychiatric illnesses, methods of communication with psychiatric patients, how to describe bad news to a psychiatrically ill person, information about psychiatric emergencies in the terminally ill, and how to access local mental health resources to assist in the provision of care.

The Educational Toolkit includes:
  • The Hospice and Palliative Care Guide to Psychiatric Issues in End-of-Life Care
    - A document that lists topics, tools, references and comments based on evaluations and needs assessments of 350 providers
  • Breaking Bad News
    - A PowerPoint presentation for social workers, nurses, and other related disciplines
  • References
    - For the Breaking Bad News PowerPoint presentation
  • Psychiatric Emergencies in the Terminally Ill
    - A PowerPoint presentation



Educational Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers
(PowerPoint and Adobe PDF downloads available)


arrow The Hospice and Palliative Care Guide to Psychiatric Issues in End-of-Life Care

arrow Breaking Bad News

arrow References for the Breaking Bad News PowerPoint presentation

arrow Psychiatric Emergencies in the Terminally Ill


For more information about the entire curriculum contact:

Sally Neylan Okun
[email protected]


Or

Mary Ellen Foti, M.D.
Principal Investigator
[email protected]

Curriculum for Mental Health Providers
Educational Toolkit for Hospice and Palliative Care Providers
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PEELC This information is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. End-of-Life Care for Persons with Serious Mental Illness is a multi-faceted project supported by a grant from Promoting Excellence In End-of-Life Care, A National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Visit the main Web site at www.promotingexcellence.org/mentalillness/