IAFP End of Life Care Course

Coralville Public Library, Coralville, Iowa

April 3, 2020 - 1:00-3:30 pm (light lunch provided)

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$125 to IAFP/AAFP Members and/or those attending the Spring Refresher Course
$175 to Nonmembers who DID NOT attend the Spring Refresher Course



Lecture 1: Palliative Care and Hospice Essentials

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the difference between palliative care and hospice care
  • Have a working knowledge of the universal principles of “primary palliative care”
  • Be aware of the specific circumstances calling for referral to a palliative care team


Lecture 2: Goal setting: The Family Meeting

At the end of the lecture, the participant will

  • Understand the essential elements of the family meeting for goals of care discussion
  • Be able to incorporate those elements efficiently into a limited office visit
  • Learn strategies for managing challenging situations such as requests to “do everything”


Lecture 3: The role of the Family Physician in the application of new technologies in advanced disease

At the conclusion of the lecture, the participant will

  • Recognize new technologies that patients may encounter as they face advanced disease
  • Understand the role of the family physician in supporting patients and families in these situations
  • Be able to support patients in decision making using specific communication tools