Escape to the Museum: Finding Connection and Meaning
The practice of hospice and palliative care provides the privilege of presence with patients, families, and colleagues at some of life's most important moments. These moments require close observation, and we often need to connect these observations to infer the deeper meaning for those involved. Within our daily practice and growing clinical demands, nurturing observational skills and reflective capacities in ourselves and our trainees can be a challenge. However, these approaches can be sustaining and restoring. One strategy that holds potential to address these needs for close observation and reflection is art museum teaching. Art museum teaching encompasses a variety of strategies in which medical and museum educators use art to impart lessons which are otherwise difficult to convey. This teaching has been studied with many types of learners, including medical students, residents and faculty as well as nurses and interprofessional groups. Outcomes include improved observational skills, pattern recognition, emotional recognition, empathy, identification of narrative, awareness of multiple perspectives, tolerance of ambiguity and positive views toward communication skills. Since these skills are central to hospice and palliative care, our training programs have started using art museum teaching as a core element of our curricula. This virtual session will focus on faculty experiences using these methods to teach hospice and palliative care trainees and interdisciplinary faculty. First, it will allow attendees to experience museum teaching in order to improve their own observational skills and connect to the meaning in their practice and a community of colleagues in a hierarchy-free setting. Second, attendees will reflect on how they might learn these teaching skills and collaborate with other educators to lead similar sessions for learners and colleagues in their home settings.
Hospice Medical Directors
1) “See deeply” when examining a piece of art
2) Gain insight into an aspect of meaning from the participant’s clinical work through a work of art in the museum
3) Describe how art museum teaching strategies could be used in hospice and palliative care clinical settings and with different groups of learners
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Paul Desandre, DO FACEP FAAHPM
Liz Gunderson, MD FHM
Josh Hauser, MD
Laura Morrison, MD FAAHPM FACP
Barbara Reville, DNP ANP-BC ACHPN
Jane deLima Thomas, MD FAAHPM
Gordon Wood, MD MSCI FAAHPM
Ali John Zarrabi, MD
Corinne Zimmermann, MA MEd
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.
Evaluation period closes May 31, 2023 at 10:00 PM PCT for claiming CME credit.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The Impact of DEI on My Journey Through Palliative Care (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
• This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 2.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABP MOC credit. By submitting your evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable.
Evaluation period closes May 31, 2023 at 10:00 PM PCT for claiming MOC credit.
- 2.00 ABA MOC
- 2.00 ABIM MOC
- 2.00 ABP MOC
- 2.00 ABS MOC
- 2.00 CME (physician only)
- 2.00 Participation