Advancing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice in End-of-Life Care

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
National Harbor 10 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Rebekah Reeves Ellsworth, MSN, RN, CHPCA, Four Seasons - Compassion for Life, Hendersonville, NC and Michelle Webb, RN, MSN, CHPCA, Four Seasons - Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, NC
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) in hospice and palliative care is an interactive visual representation of patient and family centered, and directed, end-of-life care. The interdisciplinary team that serves the patient/family unit practices on a foundation of key IPCP competencies with the guidance of a defined set of values. Professional development of IDG members with shared and unique key competency behaviors will lead to rich practice for all disciplines. Structures and processes have a significant impact on team members' abilities to function at their full scope of practice and can be improved by applying this IPCP model. This model is also influenced by national hospice and palliative care structures, practice guidelines and regulations.  This model was developed and implemented as a part of HRSA NEPQR-IPCP Grant. Lessons learned from managing this federal grant will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Visualize a patient-family centered model for IPCP that had a positive impact on the patient/family experience
2. Define key competencies for IPCP in end-of-life care
3. Discuss professional development strategies and IDG structures for IPCP competency enhancement

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker