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May 15, 2020

In this episode, Drs. Agboola and Jubanyik discuss Palliative Care in the Emergency Department. They cover a wide range of subjects including: How to deliver “Bad News”, navigating surrogate decision makers, and the “Surprise Question”.

Host: Isaac Agboola, MD, MS

  • Yale New Haven School of Medicine, PGY-2

Guest: Karen Jubanyik, MD

  • Academic Advisor in the Dean of Student Affairs Office
  • Past National Chair of SAEM Palliative Care Interest Group
  • Associate Professor at Yale New Haven School of Medicine

Key Points:

  • “Treat bad news conversations,  just like you would a procedure”
  • Palliative Care is an ER doctor’s responsibility because sometimes palliative care is an emergency
  • In regards to code status, only offer what options you feel are medically indicated
  • Empower surrogate decision makers to make the decision their loved one would want 
  • There are over 130 ACGME Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowships that are available if you desire further education in the subject