Stanford Faculty Development Center for Medical Teachers  

Previous SFDC Program: End-of-Life Care

The Stanford Faculty Development Center facilitator-training course in End-of-Life Care (ELC), held from 2000 to 2002, trained a total of 17 ELC facilitators. The 1-month training provided participants with background knowledge and seminar leadership skills required to deliver a series of 2-hour seminars to their colleagues and to residents at their home institutions. Topics included an overview on death and dying in the U.S.A.; pain management; communicating with patients and families; making difficult decisions; non-pain symptom management; venues and systems of care; and psychiatric issues and spirituality.

The seminars were designed to enhance physicians' competence in providing end-of-life care, foster a commitment to improving care for the dying, and improve physicians' ability to teach about end-of-life care to medical trainees. Results of program evaluation showed:

Facilitators trained at Stanford continue to teach the ELC seminars and to adapt the material to the needs of their institutions. Trained facilitators also serve as regional and national faculty development resources for end-of-life care.

The SFDC has released an innovative Internet version of the teaching curriculum on end-of-life care, in partnership with Growth House, Inc.

Program Faculty (2000-02): James Hallenbeck, MD; Sara Katz, PhD; Jon Fuller, MD;
Steve Pantilat, MD; Michael Rabow, MD; and program alumni.

List of Trained Facilitators

17 Institutions 17 Facilitators Program
Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA Jennifer Hughes ELC 2002
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH Richard Christie ELC 2000
Highland Gen Hosp/Alameda Co Med Center, Oakland, CA Sheira Freedman ELC 2001
Massachusetts Medical Society, Waltham, MA John Fromson ELC 2000
Mount Sinai Medical School, City University of New York Cynthia Pan ELC 2000
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA Dennis Johnson ELC 2000
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA Gary Lee ELC 2000
St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, CA Denis Bouvier ELC 2001
Stanford University, Stanford, CA Annette Geisler ELC 2002
The Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA Robin Turner ELC 2002
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL Carol Griffin ELC 2002
University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR A Reed Thompson ELC 2000
University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL Gary Reisfield ELC 2002
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Emese Somogyi-Zalud ELC 2001
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Mary Wisely ELC 2001
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE William Minier ELC 2001
University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK Jeffrey Alderman ELC 2002


Last modified 05.06.2010

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