We offer medical student, resident, nursing and faculty education on palliative care, end of life care, pain and symptom management. Palliative care is integrated into the four-year curriculum at UNM School of Medicine that includes palliative care lectures, tutorials, OSCEs, hospice experience. Dr. Devon Neale accomplishes these activities through participating in the curriculum committee.
House Officer training in communicating bad news, death disclosure, advanced directives, pain and non-pain symptom management, hospice referral, bereavement and spiritual issues. Currently, all Internal Medicine and Family Practice residents have palliative care exposure in a one month Geriatrics rotation, but this needs to be further developed, e.g., a one week intensive experience in the academic issues faced in end of life care which may be followed by a clinical experience.