Clinical Training Recommendations for All Clinicians Caring for Patients with Serious Illness
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:
- Assessing the needs and concerns of patients
- Strengthening the clinician-patient relationship and understanding care goals
- Managing pain and symptoms
- Preventing crises and helping patients plan ahead