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Actual questions of teaching palliative care in a system of further professional education


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In response to the introduction of palliative care as a new kind of medical care in Russian Federation (Federal law №323 from 21.11.2011), Russian Federation Health Ministry has taskedfurther educational institutions with teaching doctors about this new kind of care. I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has answered this plea in 2015 by introducing a new course focused on palliative care. The program of education was prepared in accordance with recommendations of World Health Organization (WHO) and European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). A special attention was paid to the pain relief, communication skills and organization of palliative care for adults in ambulatory and stationary treatment. The program integrates different teaching methods including eLearning, trainings on pain relief and practical trainings on communication skills for interaction with palliative patients and their relatives using the technology of «standardized patient».

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