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Medical Care of Patients With Serious Illness: Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Advance your competence in caring for those with serious illness. This module focuses on the key aspects and principles of palliative care including shared decision making, prognostication, barriers to care, the role of the physician, advance practice nurse, and interdisciplinary team in hospice and palliative care and models of hospice and palliative care in various settings.

Upon completion of this online module, the learner should be better able to:
• Articulate key aspects and principles of palliative care
• Understand the concept of shared decision making
• Describe the principles of prognostication
• Identify key barriers to providing hospice and palliative care
• Describe models of palliative care in various settings
• Articulate key aspects of hospice care and the Medicare hospice benefit
• Describe the role of the physician, advance practice nurse, and interdisciplinary team (IDT) in hospice and palliative care
• Articulate the common challenges in hospice and palliative care
• Understand other models of delivering hospice and palliative care
• Describe the role of quality assessment and performance improvement in in hospice and palliative care and identify key measurement domains
• Identify key issues in research in hospice and palliative care


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The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the professional organization for physicians, nurses and other health care providers specializing in hospice and palliative care. Learn more.

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