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The Palliative Care Elective Rotations are experiences throughout the fellowship that allow fellows to appreciate the scope and practice of hospice and palliative medicine with specific attention to various settings where primary hospice and palliative care are provided.  It gives particular attention to the clinic and outpatient settings. This block highlights additional services and settings that may originate a hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) referral or receive requests from a HPM provider. The fellow will recognize the role of palliative care in co-management of patients with potentially life-limiting illness at all stages of disease and in the presence of restorative, curative, and life-prolonging goals.

Elective blocks are typically 1 week and options include:

  • Chaplaincy (adult focused or pediatric focused)
  • Ethics (pediatric)
  • Beacon Clinic at Children's Mercy Hospital (pediatric)
  • Interventional Pain Clinic (adult)
  • Inpatient Rehab (adult)
  • KU Kids Healing Place (pediatric)
  • Long Term Care Intensive (adult)
  • Onco-Rehab Clinic (adult)
  • Outpatient Palliative Clinic Intensive (adult)
  • Outpatient Oncology Clinic (adult)
  • Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic (adult)
  • Public Health & Social Media
  • Research Intensive

The Palliative Care Elective time is also devoted to a fellow’s choice of palliative care or hospice area of academic interest. It may include time devoted to developing their scholarly projects or another clinical focus of their choosing with program director approval. The fellow will be responsible for generation of specific goals and objectives for the elective time.


Last modified: Jun 21, 2019