Hospice News December 8, 2021
Holly Vossel

As clinician shortages continue to plague the hospice space, the University of Arizona Health Sciences is expanding end-of-life medical education through its new Interprofessional End-of-Life Care Training Program. The program focuses on training students to incorporate a multicultural and interdisciplinary approach to end-of-life conversations with patients and their families.

Faculty at the University of Arizona Center on Aging collaborated with colleges and health care centers to develop a curriculum that will offer age, gender and culturally sensitive training to students. The interdisciplinary program will provide guidance to doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other professionals.

Medical personnel often lack adequate skills and training in end-of-life conversations, according to Mindy Fain, M.D., professor of medicine, associate professor of nursing, chief of the Division...

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