A Guide to Building a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Program
A Guide to Building a Hospital-Based Palliative Care Program is a unique how-to manual for building a successful palliative care program in your hospital. Written in clear, concise language with easy-to-follow examples and tools, the Guide will show you how to:
- Develop the financial case
- Obtain institutional support
- Operate and implement a program
- Use customizable clinical, management and administrative tools
"Success is assured when hospitals follow the advice in this Guide," Charles F. von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, Medical Director, Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Palliative Medicine.
In a recent survey with healthcare professionals who purchased the Guide, 90% said they would recommend it as a resource for others interested in starting or strengthening a palliative care program.
The CAPC Guide is the most comprehensive resource available for healthcare professionals interested in starting a Palliative Care program. The Guide draws from the experiences of leading palliative care experts in a variety of thriving palliative care programs, including: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Carmel Health System, Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass, and University of California, San Francisco. The 156-page Guide was published in 2004.
The Guide includes:
- Step-by-step planning and implementation instruction,
- Guidelines, and
- Sample policies and procedures.