#022 - Join host Dr. Red Hoffman as she interviews Dr. Dan Hinshaw, professor emeritus of surgery and palliative care consultant at University of Michigan. Dan discusses how his wife's work with HIV positive veterans first led him to contemplate the nature of suffering and spirituality. He shares how his surgical training has made him a more effective palliative care doctor and how his palliative care training made him feel like a "complete surgeon." Dan offers practical skills about how to take an effective spiritual history and how to share "bad news" while maintaining hope.
As you'll learn from this podcast, Dan is a wonderful storyteller and he seamlessly weaves the stories of many patients he has cared for throughout our conversation.
To learn more about EPEC: Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care click here.
To learn more about FICA Spiritual Assessment Tool used to take a spiritual history click here.
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