Education

Palliative care education

We strive to integrate, coordinate, and strengthen education in primary palliative care throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Overview

We teach healthcare students and clinicians at all levels and work with educators in many training programs across the University of Washington system. We also engage with national efforts to expand education in primary palliative care. 

Serious Illness Communication Program

For UW Internal Medicine residents, CPCCE continues to collaborate on an innovative “Just In Time” training started by Dr. Caroline Hurd during her tenure as Education Director in collaboration with Dr. Amanda Shepherd, Assistant Program Director for the UW Internal Medicine Residency. This is a longitudinal curriculum for internal medicine residents which teaches essential communication skills including delivering serious news, eliciting patients’ goals and values, and debriefing patient deaths with other members of the healthcare team.

The UW Pediatrics Residency includes a course in Mastering Tough Conversations - powered by VitalTalk - during the second or third-year of training. Led by Dr. Amy Trowbridge, Director of Education in Pediatric Palliative Care at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the course involves a 4-hour intensive workshop focused on delivering difficult news for residents rotating at Harborview Medical Center.  Residents then lead subsequent conversations with families to demonstrate mastery.  

Primary Palliative Care Curriculum

We have been working with the University of Washington  School of Medicine since 2016 to create a number of educational programs in primary palliative care. We continue to offer a robust 4-week Advanced Patient Care clerkships at the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, a 2-4 week elective clerkships in pediatrics palliative care at Seattle Children's Hospital, and 2-week elective clerkships in palliative care throughout the five state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska Montana and Idaho) region. 

OUR Educators

We wouldn't be able to offer the depth and breadth of education described here without vital contributions from our wonderful core and volunteer educators:

nauzley abedini

Nauzley Abedini, MD

Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

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josie amory

Josie Amory, MD

Family Medicine

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jeff beck

Jeff Beck, MD

Pediatrics

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melissa bender

Melissa Bender, MD

Family Medicine

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Laura Buck

Laura Buck, MD

Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

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david carlbom

David Carlbom, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

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Dana Dieringer

Dana Dieringer, MD

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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rebecca ellis

Rebecca Ellis, MD

Internal Medicine

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lindsay gibbon

Lindsay Gibbon, MD

General Internal Medicine

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Katy Hicks, MD

General Internal Medicine

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Craig Jackson

Craig Jackson, MD, MHA

Pediatrics

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erin kross

Erin Kross, MD

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

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susan merel

Susan Merel, MD

General Internal Medicine

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randi morrison

Randi Morrison, MD, MS 

General Internal Medicine

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grady paden

Grady Paden, MD

General Internal Medicine

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eileen rhee

Eileen Rhee, MD

Pediatrics

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abby rosenberg

Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA

Pediatrics

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amanda shepherd

Amanda Shepard, MD 

General Internal Medicine

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amy trowbridge

Amy Trowbridge, MD

Pediatrics

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Alisa Van Cleave

Alisa Van Cleave, MD

Pediatrics

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lindsay vendetta

Lindsay Vendetta, MD

Internal Medicine

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james wykowski

James Wykowski, MD

Internal Medicine

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