Transitions LifeCare – Christine Khandelwal, D.O.

Christine Khandelwal, D.O.

Christine Khandelwal, D.O.
Director of Inpatient Palliative Medicine

Dr. Khandelwal is a Palliative and Hospice physician. She has a particular interest in ethical decision-making processes among surrogate decision makers for patients. She has clinical expertise in the care of patients with dementia, including providing caregiver support and education about advance care planning.

Current Appointments and Affiliations

  • Director of Palliative Care Inpatient Service, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine

Degree

  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine / DO

Residency

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Family Medicine

Fellowship

  • UNC School of Medicine / Geriatric Medicine

Certifications

  • Board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Membership

  • WakeMed Health & Hospital’s Ethics Committee

Invited Oral Presentations

  • C. M. Khandelwal. Guest Speaker for “Aging Matters: Palliative Care and Hospice Care.” A weekly one-hour radio talk show on patient health. WPTF News Radio 680AM. April 28, 2018.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Guest Speaker for “Aging Matters” A weekly one-hour radio talk show on patient health. WPTF News Radio 680AM. February 18, 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Transitions Nursing Grand Rounds. Topic: “The Opioid Epidemic: Myths and Facts.” May 2018.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. WakeMed Hospitals Grand Rounds. Topic: “The Opioid Epidemic: Myths and Facts.” February 2018.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Nursing Department Palliative Care Lecture Series. Topic: “The Myths and Truths of Opioids.” February 2018.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Transitions LifeCare Community Lecture. Topic: “Opioid Update: Myths and Facts.” January 2018.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Nursing Department Palliative Care Lecture Series. Topic: “Care of the Dying Patient.” November 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Topic: “Palliative Care in the Emergency Department.” September 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake AHEC Nursing Grand Rounds. Topic: “Impact of Palliative Care in Complex Medical Cases.” August 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Transitions LifeCare Community Lecture. Topic: “Impact of Palliative Care in Complex Medical Cases.” July 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake AHEC Join the Team! A Team Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Care Conference. Topic: “Team Care Approaches to Palliative Care, Hospice and End-of-Life Care.” June 2017.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Topic: “Wake Med Spiritual Care: Service of Remembrance.” An annual event for family and friends who have lost loved ones within the Wake Med Hospital Systems.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Topic: Wake AHEC Tea Time “What in the World is Going On with Palliative Care?” October 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, Rosen L, Doss H. Wake AHEC Nursing Grand Rounds. Topic: “Total Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Pain Assessment and Treatment.” September 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake AHEC Join the Team! A Team Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Care Conference. Topic: “Middle Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Providing Palliative Care.” June 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake AHEC Grand Rounds. Topic: “Palliative Care and End of Life Transition in Chronic and End-Stage Renal Disease.” May 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. The American Nephrology Nurses’ Association National Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky. Topic: “Advanced Practice ~ Palliative Care and End-of-Life Transitions in Chronic and End-Stage Renal Disease.” April 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, et al. Wake AHEC Provider Workshop Seminar Series. Topic: “Difficult Conversations: Essential Skills for Communicating with Compassion.” February 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake County Pharmaceutical Association Grand Rounds. Topic: “What is Palliative Care?” January 2016.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Hospitals Department of Internal Medicine Lecture Series. Topic: “Palliative Care: Common Symptom Management.” October 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Hospitals Department of Nursing. Topic: “End of Life Care Symptom Management for GIP Patients.” August 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal. Wake Med Hospitals Department of Nursing. Topic: “What is General Inpatient (GIP) Care?” August 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, Wake AHEC’s “Join the Team: A Team Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia” workshop, topic: “Middle Stage: Team Care Approaches to Palliative Care,” June 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, T. Bastek, W. Forstner, Wake AHEC’s Grand Rounds, “Case Study in Medical Ethics and End of Life Issues,” May 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals’ Department of Emergency & Trauma Grand Rounds, “End of Life Decision Making for Trauma Patients.” February 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals’ Department of Rehab & Physical Therapy Grand Rounds, “What is Palliative Care and How Can It Help?” May 2014.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals Grand Rounds, “What is Palliative Care?” April 2014.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals Grand Rounds, “Introduction to Geriatrics as it Applies to Healthcare Providers,” March 2014.

Book Chapters

  • Gregg A. Warshaw, et al., (eds.), Ham’s Primary Care Geriatrics, 6th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, Philadelphia, 2014, D. Sloane, C. M. Khandelwal, D. Kaufer, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” p. 201-213.
  • P. D. Sloane, et al., (eds.), Essentials of Family Medicine, 5th ed., Wolters/Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2011, P. D. Sloane, C. M. Khandelwal, D. Kaufer, “Cognitive Impairment,” p. 497-510.

Published Papers/Articles

  • Patel L., Khandelwal C. “Understanding the difference between palliative care and hospice care.” Touching Lives Publication. Quarterly publication Aug 2018; 18-19.
  • Khandelwal, C. “Thanks at Thanksgiving.” News and Observer Newspaper Editorial; November 23, 2017.
  • Geller E, Dumond J, Bowling M, Khandelwal C, Wu J, Busby-Whitehead J, Kaufer D. Effect of trospium chloride on cognitive function in women aged 50 and older: a randomized trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2017;23: 118–123.
  • Khandelwal, C. “A Physician’s Regret for not Broaching End of Life Questions.” News and Observer Newspaper Editorial; August 5, 2016.
  • Laks J, Wilson, Khandelwal CM, Footman E, Jamison M, Roberts E. (2016) Service-Learning in Communities of Elders (SLICE): Development and Evaluation of an Introductory Geriatrics Course for Medical Students, Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 28:2, 210-218, DOI: 10.1080/10401334.2016.1146602.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, et al., “Treating Dementia with Shared Group Visits,” Family Practice Management, May/June 2015, p. 16-21.
  • C. E. Kistler, P. D. Sloane, T. F. Platts-Mills, A. S. Beeber, C. M. Khandelwal, D. J. Weber, C. M. Mitchell, D. Reed, L. Chisholm, and S. Zimmerman, “Challenges of Antibiotic Prescribing for Assisted Living Residents: Perspectives of Providers, Staff, Residents, and Family Members,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 2013, Vol. I, Issue 4.
 
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