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Resident Education

Hospice of the Valley offers a comprehensive palliative care rotation that provides local residents and fellows with an in-depth overview of the basic principles of hospice and palliative medicine. The rotation is individually tailored to meet the learning needs of the individual residency specialties, such as family practice, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, and surgery. Schedules include group orientation and field visits with individual palliative care specialists, including a physician, RN case coordinator, social worker, and chaplain. Residents also must complete interactive online modules on the following palliative care topics: pain management, dyspnea, advance directives, dementia and delirium, cultural differences, substance abuse, personality disorders and hospice care.

For Residents

Please click here to complete the post survey after you finish your rotation.

Using the online modules:
Login with your email address and the password that was given to you.

As you go through the modules, you will learn more if you click on the incorrect answers even after you have found the correct answer. You are only evaluated on the post-test, not your responses during the module itself. We encourage you to look at all answers, since the pop-ups are educational.

Click the links below to access the modules:

Basic Pain Management
Health Care Decisions
Hospice in a Nutshell - If you attended orientation, you have already passed this module
Managing Agitation in Dementia
End of Life Decision Making for Surgeons (required for Surgery Residents, optional for all others)

*The 2 modules below are required for psychiatry residents, and are optional for all others.
Personality Disorders in End of Life Care*
Substance Abuse in End of Life Care*

Other optional modules:
Advanced Pain Management - Part I
Advanced Pain Management - Part II: Methadone

For Pediatric Residents

Basic Pain Management for Pediatrics
Cultural Issues in Pediatric Palliative Care
Dyspnea for Pediatrics
Hospice in a Nutshell for Pediatrics
Pediatric Healthcare Decisions