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AAHPM Summer Quarterly 2012 : Page 19

SUMMER 2012 19 across the country from his home in North Carolina to the West Coast. I could be left with no more romantic an image than of Sam eating his lunch on a railway tie before a vista of the great American West. Sam is long gone but his stories are whispered along tracks connect-ing me to this black man from the segregated South who witnessed both the marvels of twentieth century technol-ogy and the civil rights movement, which paints images of the past in my mind’s eye in colors so vivid they defy words. These stories have stayed with me these many years and continue to influence my ongoing work as a clinician, healer, advocate, and teacher. These narratives shared at life’s end focus me on their meaning and intent. As sto-ries are breathed to me, I become part of them, and so they live on as I carry and continue them. Reference 1. Coles R. The Call of Stories: Teaching and Moral Imagination . Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1989. Jennifer Y. C. Edgoose, MD MPH, is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Contact her at Jennifer. UNIPAC Self-Study Program, 4th ed. The foundational resource for hospice and palliative care C. Porter Storey, Jr., MD FACP FAAHPM, Series Editor This ever popular, comprehensive study program provides a critical foundation for healthcare providers who want to incorporate the principles of hospice and palliative care into their daily practice. For this 4th edition, each volume was thoroughly reviewed and updated by experts in the field to include the latest evidence and best practices on UNIPAC 1 The Hospice and Palliative Care Approach to Serious Illness UNIPAC 2 Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain UNIPAC 3 Assessing and Treating Pain UNIPAC 4 Managing Nonpain Symptoms UNIPAC 5 Communication and Teamwork UNIPAC 6 Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Care UNIPAC 7 UNIPAC 8 UNIPAC 9 Caring for Patients with HIV/AIDS Caring for Pediatric Patients Caring for Patients with Chronic Illnesses: Dementia, COPD, and CHF Introducing for the 4th edition amplifire ™ Confidence-Based Learning Modules Each book in the 4th edition has a corresponding online confidence-based learning module, which serves as a great tool for orientation, ongoing assessment, and training of practitioners. amplifire ™ modules analyze learner confidence to efficiently pinpoint knowledge gaps. As you progress through the module, additional educational resources are provided to help you further understand the questions and correct answers. You’ll continue through each module until you have achieved mastery (ie, when your answers are correct and your level of confidence is absolute). 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ will be available for each amplifire ™ confidence-based learning module. | 847.375.4712 VOL. 13


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