Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds are offered through the Division on the third Thursday of each month from noon-1pm. Topics cover evidence-based research, new approaches to patient care including wellness and improved quality of life, clinical advances, or issues specific to caring for older adults and adults with chronic and life-limiting illness.
The Palliative Care Champion Programs were developed by the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine to educate nursing assistants, nurses and social workers about palliative care, with the goal of bringing about culture change in the hospital across disciplines. The Champion programs provide didactic and mentoring sessions, and participants are trained to apply the principles of palliative care to their clinical work. Upon successful completion of the program, Champions help train and mentor the next group of Palliative Care Champions, as well as going on to advance their own expertise through individualized projects. The Palliative Care Champion program has been extended to internal medicine residents in a targeted form to meet their palliative care educational and skill-building needs.
Below NYPH Senior Social Worker, AnnaMarie Sheldon, describes the success of the innovative palliative care champion program for social workers during an interview with Dr. Ron Adelman, Co-Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Director of the Liz Claiborne Center for Humanism in Medicine (LCCHM) at Weill Cornell Medical College.