Office of Palliative Care

Building Caregiver Partnerships

The educational tools were developed and pilot-tested through the dedicated efforts of an interdisciplinary Steering Committee from Northeast Ohio Medical University and Summa Health, Akron Ohio.

The Film

The foundational piece of this project is a 20-minute film, No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys, designed to generate discussion on core issues related to home-based eldercare. The film is a tribute to all the families who travel the caregiving road with no map, but with conviction and love to guide them.

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Case-based learning

Cases were developed to stimulate discussion on caregiving issues that residents and providers might encounter in a variety of settings including, office, outpatient clinic, hospital and on the phone.

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Discussion Guides

Various discussion guides have been developed to help facilitate conversation and learning.

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ACGME Milestones

The film, coupled with case discussions and clinical encounters in hospital, clinic and home settings, encompasses multiple reporting milestones for medical and surgical residents.

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Education Models

Suggested education models and ideas for the film are available.

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Feedback & Assessment

Evaluation forms and program feedback provide us with valuable information for future use.

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Margaret Sanders, M.A., LSW

Kathleen Enoch

Building Caregiver Partnerships

This site contains a free compendium of educational tools and resources on issues of family caregiving for health professions faculty, providers and students.

Co-sponsored with Summa Health and funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

Office of Palliative Care

Department of Family & Community Medicine