Is Your Program Effective: Goal Driven Plans of Care in Bereavement

Thursday, April 30, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Chesapeake 7-9 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 2nd Level
Primary Presenter:
Diane Snyder Cowan, MA, MT-BC , Hospice of the Western Reserve, Inc, Cleveland, OH
How do you know if your bereavement program is effective? Attendance in groups and satisfaction surveys do not measure the individual’s progress during the grief journey. For many, it seems difficult to measure the success of bereavement interventions. This session will outline how goal driven bereavement plans of care can be one way to measure the effectiveness of your services. The role of the bereaved individual in the plan of care, how to create measurable objectives and what to look for in a bereavement audit will be highlighted. Opportunities to improve services based on outcome data will be explored.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the role of the bereaved in the assessment and plan of care
2. List components of a measurable behavioral bereavement objective
3. Identify what to audit in bereavement plan of care and how to utilize data for QAPI

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse and Social Worker
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