2015 Poster Sessions

Characterizing the Role of Pharmacists in Palliative Care

A crucial component of palliative care is the provision of services to a patient by an interdisciplinary team. This team is often comprised of a physician, a registered nurse, a ...

Charting the Sacred: Palliative Care Chaplaincy

This poster will present the three stage development of an electronic charting system designed to capture the data from “sacred” encounters between palliative care patients and palliative care chaplains in ...

Effectiveness of a Mobile Mentoring PC Team

Significant hurdles face the development and sustainability of community based palliative care programs. Workforce shortages of qualified clinicians with expertise in palliative care head the list of major obstacles. In ...

Implementation of Home-Based Palliative Care with CRNPs

As an Integrated Delivery and Financing System, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the UPMC Health Plan identified gaps in services related to care transitions from facility to ...

Integrating Pharmacists into a Palliative Medicine Team at a Community Hospital

The core team members of a Palliative Medicine Team include Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers and Chaplains. While Pharmacists have been identified as valuable team members, most inpatient Palliative ...

Nurses Have the Magic Touch: Determining the Effect of Embedding a Palliative Care Nurse within the MICU

Background: Critically-ill medical intensive care unit (MICU) patients are at high risk for significant morbidity and mortality. As such, goals-of-care and end-of-life decisions are warranted. Prior studies evaluated palliative care ...

Pharmacist involvement in the palliative care clinic

The objective of this study was to describe the role of the clinical pharmacist in an interdisciplinary outpatient palliative care clinic (OPPCC) serving both cancer and non-cancer patients at Summa ...

Staffing for a Small, Rural Palliative Care Program

Schneck Medical Center integrated the objective "to recognize and grow nurse practitioners (NP) to further assist in the development of service lines and quality of care issues" into its Strategic ...

The Comfort Care Home & Mercy Doula Training Program: Giving Individuals The Ability To Die With Dignity

Palliative care embraces the principle that care for the dying must be equitable and accessible to all, and will deliver care based on the expressed value of most Americans-to die ...

Use of Volunteers in Hospital-Based Palliative Care

The Presence St. Mary's Hospital Palliative Care practitioners were encountering a number of patients in the hospital with no visitors, little to no social interaction and, at times, going through ...

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