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Chronic Care Clerkship

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Chronic Care Clerkship Syllabus:
Course Goals
all Chronic Care students

The overall expectation for the clerkship is that you will develop and extend your foundation of attitudes, knowledge and skills that you will use in dealing with patients with chronic illnesses and who are facing death, regardless of the specialty you enter. The knowledge and skills are described in the following goals for the clerkship:

Goal 1:

The student will be able to sensitively and effectively communicate a poor prognosis to patients and families, and provide appropriate counseling around this information using best demonstrated clinical practices.

Goal 2:

The student will be constructively involved in a team approach to care of patients with chronic illnesses. The student will:

Goal 3:

The student will be able to identify and perform appropriate clinical and functional assessments of patients with chronic disease, disability, and life limiting illness. The student will:

Goal 4:

The student will be able to identify how systems of care affect the delivery of care for patients with chronic disease, disability, and life-limiting illness. The student will:

Goal 5:

The student will be able to apply the following basic concepts in designing a care plan for patients with chronic disease, disability, or life-limiting illness. The student will understand:

Goal 6:

The student will be able to use approaches to patients and families that support appropriate management of medical conditions outside of the hospital and clinic setting. The student will:

Goal 7:

The student will be able to elicit and understand the patient and family's perspective on the management of medical issues, including individual preferences, cultural perspectives, and religious beliefs as they affect the perception of care. The student will be able to:


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