Building and Sustaining a Hospice Complementary Therapy Program

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
National Harbor 5 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Patricia Talone, MSPT, Main Line Health Home Care and Hospice, Radnor, PA, Amanda Dunnem, CNA, Hospice at Home, Buchanan, MI, Katie Cyre, MS, MT-BC, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, Winston Salem, NC and Terre Mirsch, MS, BSN, CHPN, CHPCA, Main Line Health Home Care and Hospice, Radnor, PA
The purpose of this session is to review the 2014 NHPCO Complementary Therapy Survey results including program characteristics, types of complementary therapy modalities offered, therapy utilization, staffing models and funding options. The structure and benefits of successful program models will be shared to enable others to build or sustain their own complementary therapy programs. Barriers to program implementation or growth and ways to overcome these obstacles will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss complementary therapy program characteristics, utilization, and commonly used modalities as identified in the 2014 NHPCO Complementary Therapy Survey
2. Describe the benefits of three successful complementary therapy program models that currently exist in the US
3. Identify strategies to break down barriers to complementary therapy program development and sustainability

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse and Social Worker