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Topics at Noon – Serious Illness Communication Skills for Clinicians Caring for Patients with AD/ADRD Who Develop an Acute, Life-Threatening Illness

May 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Seaman is an assistant professor in the Department of Acute and Tertiary Care at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Her program of research is centered on advancing primary palliative care during serious illness. Her specific research focus is enhancing clinician-family communication, and she is currently developing a nurse-led intervention to ensure routine interdisciplinary family meetings for seriously ill, incapacitated patients in the ICU.  This seminar will discuss a Delphi study to develop a stakeholder-endorsed set of serious illness communication skills for clinicians caring for patients, including those with moderate-to-severe AD/ADRD, who develop an acute, life-threatening illness.  This project is the first step in developing a low-cost scalable platform to train clinicians in serious illness communication skills needed to achieve goal-concordant care for incapacitated patients, including those with AD.

Jennifer B. Seaman, PhD, RN, CHPN
Assistant Professor
Department of Acute and Tertiary Care
School of Nursing

For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center 412-692-2721



May 16, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


UPMC Montefiore Hospital, ADRC Conference Room 439S