Open notes are not a new concept in ambulatory primary care settings, and have also been implemented in specialty care settings at more than 250 health systems, including cancer centers and oncology departments nationwide.
But an important question remains: How should clinicians who care for those facing serious illness document more sensitive topics such as prognosis, denial, and interfamily dynamics… when they know patients may be reading their notes? And how and when should thoughts about advance care planning and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) be included in the documentation?
In this webinar you’ll learn how Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM —an early adopter of sharing palliative care notes—has been using open notes as a communications tool for himself, his colleagues, and his patients. He will share his lived experience as a palliative care physician sharing notes, observations about documenting sensitive topics, and electronic health record tricks and tips for sharing notes with patients.
Grand Rounds Webinar: Sharing Palliative Care Notes
Thursday, October 29, 2020
8-9am Pacific / 11am-Noon Eastern
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Dr. Christian Sinclair is an Associate Professor in the Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of Kansas Health System, focused on leading outpatient palliative care in the KU Cancer Center. He has clinical experience with all the different venues of hospice and palliative care through his past work with Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, in addition to his past leadership roles as a fellowship director, and National Hospice Medical Director with Gentiva. His early rise in the field of palliative medicine was in part due to his writing for the website Pallimed, where he now serves as Editor-in-Chief. In 2018, he was named the first Associate Editor of Social Media for the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. He served nine years on the board of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.