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Individual Placement Description
Placement Palliative Medicine
Programme W25
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow
Main Duties of Placement

Day to day care of 15 hospice inpatients.

Daily allocation meeting.

Consultant ward round twice weekly.

Clerking elective and emergency admissions (2-3 daily).

Family meetings.

Discharge planning.

Weekly MDT.

Weekly handover.

Typical Work Pattern

Full shift.


Learning Opportunities

Participation in audit.

Secretary for Doctors' Meeting.

Ward-based teaching.

Attendance at Palliative Medicine Outpatients and Community visits.

Experience teaching medical students (ward-based and in small tutorials).


Induction includes series of tutorials and assessment of opioid calculation.

Weekly multidisciplinary education (external speakers/journal club/complex case review).

Stobhill Grand Round.

Unique Selling Points

Wide exposure to physical and psychological issues affecting patients at end of life.

Opportunity to develop communication skills especially around sensitive issues e.g. DNACPR, place of care and prognosis.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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