Table 2

Components of Summer Workshops From Neuropalliative Care Curriculum8,23

ActivityGoalsSteps
Introductions/ice breakerSet tone for the session
Get to know one another
1. Facilitator reviews agenda and provides context for the session
2. Facilitator builds enthusiasm by bringing the curriculum close to the point of care
3. Learners share names and personal details outside medicine
Content reviewReinforce skills from self-directed modules1. Facilitator explains content for session
2. Facilitator emphasizes how content could be adapted to patient/family needs
Small group ground rules/being a good observerCreate safe space
Ease tensions around role play
Set expectations
1. Learners share past experiences with role play
2. Learners discuss ground rules, including confidentiality, constructive feedback, respect when others speak, and time-outs
3. Facilitator explains the structure of simulated practice
4. Facilitator explains how to be a good observer
Simulated practiceAdapt content to clinical scenarios
Practice communication skills
1. Learners each have ∼15 min to practice with simulated patients or family members
Take home pointsAnswer remaining questions
Reinforce skills
1. Facilitator asks group reflection questions
2. Learners ask any remaining questions
3. Learners write one thing they learned during that session and how they will incorporate it into their next neuropalliative encounter. Learners then share this take home point with the group
Wrap-upRemind learners that practice continues during real clinical encounters1. Facilitator reviews the VitalTalk Tips smart phone application
2. Facilitator explains opportunities to practice neuropalliative skills, such as family meetings and medical updates
3. Facilitator emphasizes observed encounters and feedback forms