eCampus CancerPEN In the Division of General Medical Disciplines

CancerPEN Member Modules

CancerPEN Member Modules are developed using Blackboard® technology and require registration and a CancerPEN login in order to access the curriculum.

  • Resuscitation
  • Giving Bad News
  • Nature of Suffering
  • Ethical Issues

PEN 104: Talking About Resuscitation Preferences - Dr. Robert Arnold

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Dr. Arnold describes a simple stepwise model to hold discussions related to patients' resuscitation preferences in order to provide patient-centric care during life's final chapter.

PEN 101: Giving Bad News - Dr. David Weissman

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Dr. David Weissman covers the theoretical basis on how to skillfully give bad news.

PEN 201: The Nature of Suffering & the Goals of Nursing - Dr. Betty Ferrell

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Dr. Betty Ferrell talks about key skills related to gaining a better understanding of the ten basic tenets of suffering and strategies clinicians could use to support patients with serious life limiting illnesses and their families.

PEN 303: Ethical Issues in Palliative Care - Dr. Betty Ferrell

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Dr. Ferrell identifies common ethical issues that nurses and other clinicians in practice face when caring for palliative care patients and their families. She suggests practical tips and strategies to effectively manage common ethical challenges.

For complete list of available modules please refer to the Available Member Modules section.

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