Palliative Care Medicine

Educational Goals & Overview

Residents who elect to rotate in Palliative Medicine at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center will learn how to assess and provide palliative care with an emphasis on communication skills to build patient rapport, counsel, and deliver difficult news; transitions of care; and pain management.

Palliative Care Medicine Elective

Elective rotations in Palliative Care will be 2 weeks in duration and include inpatient consultation, interdisciplinary team management, and outpatient management.

Palliative Care Medicine

Katherine Yu, M.D. Director of Palliative Care Core Clinical Faculty


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