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Population-Specific Palliative Care

HPM physicians must know how to provide care to specific patient populations, including those with particular disease entities, in order to be able to prognosticate accurately and provide effective patient-centered care (EPA 4 & 5). Fellows have many opportunities to learn to care for specific populations of patients, including a required rotation with the pediatric palliative care team and opportunities to spend time on specialty-aligned palliative care services like the HeartPal and KidneyPal services at BWH, designed specifically to care for patients with advanced heart failure and end-stage renal disease, respectively.



  • Demystifying Pediatric Palliative Care

  • Palliative Care in Patients with Dementia 

  • Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure

  • Palliative Care in Advanced Renal Disease 

  • Palliative Care in Liver Failure 

  • Palliative Care in Pulmonary Disease 

  • Palliative Care in Neurology 

  • Palliative Care in Heme Malignancies

Experiential Learning

  • Inpatient consultation service (MGH, BWH/DFCI)

  • Outpatient clinic (MGH, DFCI)

  • IPCU (BWH)

  • Hospice Rotation

  • IDT

  • Pediatric palliative care (MGH, Boston Children’s Hospital/DFCI)

  • KidneyPal (BWH) HeartPal (BWH)

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