Clinical Training Recommendations for All Clinicians

All clinicians have the responsibility to improve outcomes and provide person-centered care for people with serious illness—but many have not received the necessary training.

Clinicians and health care organizations can use CAPC’s training recommendations as a skills-building roadmap. Based on guidance from the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, the recommendations cover four aspects of care:

  1. Assessing the needs and concerns of patients
  2. Strengthening the clinician-patient relationship and understanding care goals
  3. Managing pain and symptoms
  4. Preventing crises and helping patients plan ahead

Training Recommendations By Discipline

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