IPAL-OP: New Frontiers in Outpatient Palliative Care
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
1:30—2:30 PM ET
Michael W. Rabow, MD
Director, Symptom Management Service
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
San Francisco, CA
About the Presentation
While inpatient palliative care services have grown tremendously over the last decade, outpatient services are the new frontier in palliative care. Many patients with serious illness spend the vast majority of their time outside of hospitals. Outpatient palliative care services can improve quality patient care, potentially decrease patient mortality, and increase efficiency in health care systems and accountable care organizations. This presentation will review major challenges and opportunities in developing and sustaining outpatient palliative care services and highlight the resources available to support such work.
What You'll Learn
- Review key elements of an institutional needs assessment to identify gaps and resources.
- List three models of outpatient programs and how each aligns with health system priorities.
- Identify four challenges to sustainability inherent in outpatient palliative care service design.
Who Should Attend?
Physicians, nurses, social workers, hospital administrators, chaplains and others involved in starting or expanding an outpatient palliative care program.
- $89 per phone line or $99 for one phone line plus the audio conference CD-ROM (contains MP3 audio file and presentation PDF file)
- Payment is online by credit card only
- PowerPoint presentations accompany each audio conference
- You will have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with the presenters
- Continue the discussion following the audio conference and post your questions and comments on CAPCconnect™ Forum in the “Palliative Care Out-Patient Services” topic!
- We encourage you to invite your colleagues to listen with you
Any questions? Contact Margaret Schutz at (212) 201-2671 or firstname.lastname@example.org