Undergraduate medical education in palliative medicine: the first step in promoting palliative care in Lebanon

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Effective delivery of high-quality palliative care requires effective interprofessional team working by skilled healthcare professionals. Palliative care is therefore highly suitable for sowing the seeds of interprofessional team working in early professional undergraduate medical education. Integrating palliative medicine in undergraduate medical education curricula seems to be a must. In this review, we present as an example the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Curriculum (PEOLC) used in Canada for undergraduate medical education and underline the need for such a national curriculum in Lebanon. One must keep in mind that medical education does not stop at the end of the medical school, ongoing learning needs exist. Continuous medical education in palliative care should also be emphasized; the overall goal is promoting palliative medicine. Respecting and protecting human dignity is the right of every patient.

PubMed URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19534074

Naccache, Nicole
Abou Zeid, Hicham
Nasser Ayoub, Eliane
Antakly, Marie-Claire
Journal Citation: 
Journal Medical Libanais - Lebanese Medical Journal. 56(2):77-82, 2008 Apr-Jun.