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Implementing the cross-disciplinary subject of palliative medicine (Q13) against the backdrop of recent changes of the legal framework using University Medical School Göttingen as an example.

Alt-Epping B, Jung W, Simmenroth-Nayda A, Russo SG, Vormfelde SV, Nauck F - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Bottom Line: Palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive diseases has recently become an integrated and compulsory part of undergraduate training in Germany.Up until now, undergraduate teaching in this cross-disciplinary medical field varied and therefore problems during the implementation process with regard to formal aspects and teaching content are to be expected.This contribution summarizes the new legislative framework for palliative care as an independent specialty in undergraduate medical training and describes format, content and problems of the current implementation process at the University Medical School Göttingen, in order to provide advice and support for other faculties.

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Affiliation: Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Abteilung Palliativmedizin, Göttingen, Deutschland.

ABSTRACT
Palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive diseases has recently become an integrated and compulsory part of undergraduate training in Germany. Up until now, undergraduate teaching in this cross-disciplinary medical field varied and therefore problems during the implementation process with regard to formal aspects and teaching content are to be expected. This contribution summarizes the new legislative framework for palliative care as an independent specialty in undergraduate medical training and describes format, content and problems of the current implementation process at the University Medical School Göttingen, in order to provide advice and support for other faculties.

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Mentions: The UMG has had a palliative section which is attached to the Centre for Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Medicine since 1991, including a palliative ward and an out-patient palliative care service. It was first integrated at the level of non-compulsory courses with a main emphasis on paint treatment but later on also as a module within modular teaching as “Basics of Tumour Diseases”. Since 01.10.2006, an independent palliative medicine department has existed which includes the Chair of Palliative Medicine (Prof F Nauck, an endowed chair funded by German Cancer Aid), a 10 bed ward, the out-patient palliative care service including an SAPV team, a medical consultations’ service, a day clinic (under construction) and the research and teaching section. Since then, the number of semester hours taught (SAT) in the palliative medicine department has increased from 14 to about 128 at the last count. In particular the establishment of palliative medicine as an elective course has contributed to this growth (26 THs, see Table 2 (Tab. 2)). As is the case at some other universities already, the opportunity to take an entire elective tertial in the subject of palliative medicine was created in addition to the existing 1-2 weekly rotations within the anaesthesiology elective tertial.


Implementing the cross-disciplinary subject of palliative medicine (Q13) against the backdrop of recent changes of the legal framework using University Medical School Göttingen as an example.

Alt-Epping B, Jung W, Simmenroth-Nayda A, Russo SG, Vormfelde SV, Nauck F - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Palliative Medicine as an elective course
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T2: Palliative Medicine as an elective course
Mentions: The UMG has had a palliative section which is attached to the Centre for Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Intensive Medicine since 1991, including a palliative ward and an out-patient palliative care service. It was first integrated at the level of non-compulsory courses with a main emphasis on paint treatment but later on also as a module within modular teaching as “Basics of Tumour Diseases”. Since 01.10.2006, an independent palliative medicine department has existed which includes the Chair of Palliative Medicine (Prof F Nauck, an endowed chair funded by German Cancer Aid), a 10 bed ward, the out-patient palliative care service including an SAPV team, a medical consultations’ service, a day clinic (under construction) and the research and teaching section. Since then, the number of semester hours taught (SAT) in the palliative medicine department has increased from 14 to about 128 at the last count. In particular the establishment of palliative medicine as an elective course has contributed to this growth (26 THs, see Table 2 (Tab. 2)). As is the case at some other universities already, the opportunity to take an entire elective tertial in the subject of palliative medicine was created in addition to the existing 1-2 weekly rotations within the anaesthesiology elective tertial.

Bottom Line: Palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive diseases has recently become an integrated and compulsory part of undergraduate training in Germany.Up until now, undergraduate teaching in this cross-disciplinary medical field varied and therefore problems during the implementation process with regard to formal aspects and teaching content are to be expected.This contribution summarizes the new legislative framework for palliative care as an independent specialty in undergraduate medical training and describes format, content and problems of the current implementation process at the University Medical School Göttingen, in order to provide advice and support for other faculties.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Abteilung Palliativmedizin, Göttingen, Deutschland.

ABSTRACT
Palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive diseases has recently become an integrated and compulsory part of undergraduate training in Germany. Up until now, undergraduate teaching in this cross-disciplinary medical field varied and therefore problems during the implementation process with regard to formal aspects and teaching content are to be expected. This contribution summarizes the new legislative framework for palliative care as an independent specialty in undergraduate medical training and describes format, content and problems of the current implementation process at the University Medical School Göttingen, in order to provide advice and support for other faculties.

No MeSH data available.