Community-Based Palliative Care Needs Assessment: Step One
Any team that has undergone a transition during the initiation of a community-based palliative care program will attest to the amount of change and flexibility needed from within an organization. While commonalities exist from program to program, communities can differ in demographics, populations, or geographical barriers. Truly integrating community-based palliative care into an organization demands an ability to adapt and evolve depending on the specific obstacles. In this video, Maria Carney, MD, FACP, discusses taking the first steps towards understanding the opportunities and challenges during the needs assessment phase.