COVID-19 forced fast changes in U.S. health care. Telehealth is on the rise, we have reason to believe that the path toward value-based care is accelerating, and we have overwhelming evidence of disparities in health care and health outcomes. What’s clear is that the health system of the future can’t—and shouldn’t—look like the health system of today. What are leaders of health systems prioritizing now? How can palliative care leaders seize the moment to influence decision-making in ways that ensure access to high-quality care for all people living with a serious illness?
Whether the issue is ensuring access to services, improving patient care, or preventing harm, the ‘right thing to do’ can seem clear. So why doesn’t the right thing always happen? Join us as Dr. Mary Gentile, one of 2015’s "100 Most Influential in Business Ethics" and author of the book, Giving Voice to Values, provides a framework for values-driven leadership in the midst of a high-pressure, evolving health care landscape.
Mary C. Gentile, PhD
Creator/Director, Giving Voice to Values; Professor of Practice, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
When resources are tight, specialists are scarce, and coverage areas are broad, designing palliative care services that are accessible to all communities presents a unique challenge. Creative palliative care leaders are breaking down boundaries to meet the need. Join us as Dr. Marie Bakitas presents an innovative, replicable model of care delivery that includes culturally-informed telehealth and partnership development.
Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, NP-C, AOCN, ACHPN, FAAN
Professor, Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair, Co-Director, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
One of the fundamental principles of palliative care is to reduce suffering and improve quality of life for all people living with a serious illness. But in the U.S., certain populations are more at risk for suffering than others, due to their race, socioeconomic status, geography, or [untreated] complex care needs. Dr. Bullock will provide insight into how palliative care professionals play a role in ensuring that the most vulnerable members of your patient population have access to care that relieves suffering and achieves health equity.
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW
Professor and Head of the School of Social Work, North Carolina State University
Day Four will wrap up with a robust discussion about how palliative care can help achieve health equity.
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
Brynn Bowman, MPA
Chief Strategy Officer, Center to Advance Palliative Care
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