Curriculum

Based on the needs assessment of your program and on in-depth discussion with you, your training and mentoring plan will be tailored to your specific needs and challenges. The curriculum therefore adapts a wide variety of essential topic areas for adult or pediatric programs in multiple settings, including:

  • Strategic Program Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Clinical Models and Staffing
  • Business and Financial Planning
  • Program Launch or Expansion into New Care Settings
  • Team Dynamics and Team Management
  • Systems Assessment and Mission Alignment
  • Metrics and Measurement
  • ED and ICU Integration
  • Community Partnership and Stakeholder Development
  • Marketing and Education to Increase Referrals
  • Making the Case to Decision-Makers
  • Billing

And, the Palliative Care Leadership Centers customize and blend the following curriculum areas to meet your specific needs:

PCLC Hospital

PCLC HOSPITAL teaches you how to design a new inpatient palliative care service—or navigate growth challenges for an existing one. Training addresses the unique program design considerations of your hospital team, including:

  • Making the case for palliative care within your hospital ecosystem
  • Financing strategies for launching or growing a service
  • Program measurement that ensures quality while aligning with hospital priorities
  • Collaboration across service lines
PCLC Home & Office/Clinic

PCLC HOME & OFFICE/CLINIC is for the hospice, home health agency, hospital, or other provider organization wishing to launch strategically-designed palliative care services for patients in clinics, at home, or in long term care. Training and mentoring include:

  • Defining the scope of the program in terms of geography and patient population
  • Designing services to meet the needs of your target population
  • Developing partnerships with referrers and other community services
  • Building financial stability through strong business planning
PCLC Pediatrics

PCLC PEDIATRICS is for hospitals, hospices, or other provider organizations interested in the unique program design considerations of pediatric palliative care, including:

  • Needs assessment and internal marketing strategies for pediatric palliative care in your organization
  • Program financing considerations to ensure sustainability
  • Clinical models, including service and staffing design to meet the needs of the pediatric population
  • Ways to develop community partnerships to ensure comprehensive, well-coordinated care
  • Strategies for transitioning to adult care