What You’ll Learn

Community-based palliative care programs provide an added layer of support for patients with serious illness where they live and receive care—in clinics, long-term care settings, and in the home.

CAPC’s operational courses provide the training and tools needed to design a new community-based palliative care program. Topics include how to engage key stakeholders, assess patient needs in your community, design staffing and services, and develop a business plan for the program.

What You’ll Earn

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits :

  • Medicine: 0.75 CME

The continuing education values listed on this page apply to the current term of accreditation for the courses in this unit. See individual course pages for more information about the accrediting bodies.

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Introduction to Palliative Care in the Community

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.

Program Design for Palliative Care Delivered in the Home

Translating needs assessment into service design for the community-based palliative care program.

Building the Business Plan for Community-Based Palliative Care

Building a budget and a business plan for the community-based program. Includes business planning tools.

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