Partners in Caring: Creating Performance Standards for the Advancement of Community-Based Palliative Care

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
National Harbor 5 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Barbara Muntz, RN, BSN, MTS, Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP, Inc.), Washington, DC and Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM, Grand Rapids, MI
This session will synthesize and report on the findings and recommendations of the Palliative and Advanced Illness Steering Committee (PAIC) of the Community Healthcare Accreditation Partner (CHAP). The CHAP-PAIC recommendations include those elements which, informed by current evidence, are essential in providing community-based palliative care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and person-centered. To assist participants in assessing their readiness to provide this care, the session will include an overview of various models of care and seek audience feedback to determine the relative importance of various recommendations and the participant’s percent of implementation of each.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define three essential elements of a well-designed, well-implemented community-based palliative care (CBPC) program
2. Identify three models of care used to provide CBPC
3. Discuss your organizationís readiness to provide CBPC

CE/CME: Nurse, Physician and Social Worker