Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN

Constance Dahlin has extensive administrative, clinical, and academic experience in hospice and palliative care across the health continuum. Currently, Ms. Dahlin is a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) in community-based care and education. She is director of the Palliative Care APP Externship and a palliative nurse practitioner at Salem Hospital and adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Palliative Care and the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She serves on the AHA Circle of Life Committee and the Mass Serious Illness Coalition Nursing Taskforce. Ms. Dahlin served as author for the Palliative Nursing: Scope and Standards, Hospice and Palliative APRN Professional Practice Guide and A Primer of Reimbursement, Billing, and Coding: Essential Information for the Hospice and Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. She is coeditor of the Oxford University Press Advanced Practice Palliative Nursing and the Pocket Guide and edited the second and third editions of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care. She served on Measurement Applications Partnership PAC/LTC Workgroup, Measurement Applications Partnership Clinician Workgroup, and co-chaired the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control and Prevention Network Palliative Care Workgroup.

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Defining community-based palliative care: which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how it differs from inpatient palliative care.

Needs Assessment: Ensuring Successful Community-Based Palliative Care

Evaluating patient need, service requirements, care settings, and stakeholder priorities for the community-based palliative care program.

Office-Based Palliative Care Program Design

Designing and implementing an office-based palliative care program, including clinical model and operational considerations.

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Practical tools and technical assistance for starting or growing a home-based palliative care program, from needs assessment to business planning, and more. Includes 96 resources.
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Tools and technical assistance for developing a palliative care program in a community clinic or office setting. Includes 36 resources.
Resources for improving team health and tools to help clinicians cope with moral distress, grief, and trauma. Includes 47 resources.
Foundational knowledge for emerging nurse leaders. Includes 41 resources.
Toolkit with billing and coding best practices for palliative care services delivered in the hospital or the community. Includes 46 resources.
Information for clinicians from all disciplines about specialty certification, and for teams about program certification. Includes 11 resources.
Tools to help payers, policymakers, and providers understand best practices for delivering quality care during a serious illness, and to identify certifications that demonstrate adherence to third-party quality standards. Includes 32 resources.

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