Suggested Citation:"Appendix H." Institute of Medicine. 1997. Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5801.
HAmerican Board of Internal Medicine Clinical Competence in End-of-Life Care*
• Assessment and treatment of psychological distress
• Pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment of pain and other symptoms
Giving bad news
Discussing dying as a process
Dealing with families of dying patients
Understanding multidisciplinary natures of end-of-life care (physician, nursing staff, social services, palliative care or hospice team, pharmacist, chaplain, patient, patient's family, patient advocate)
American Board of Internal Medicine, Caring for the Dying: Identification and Promotion of Physician Competency. Philadelphia, Author, 1996, p. 41. Used with permission.
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