A System Approach to Inpatient Palliative Care Services
Topic: Health System Strategies
Ministry Health Care has recognized the need to expand the reach of palliative care services and identified these services as a strategic imperative. Palliative Care aligns well with the values and mission of our Catholic system and provides an important component of care as we move to align our work with a population-based health model of service delivery.
To facilitate this work the system implemented a dyad leadership team and charged them with implementing a multi-disciplinary inpatient palliative care consult team in 7 hospitals located in the central, eastern, and northern parts of Wisconsin. This poster describes the work to implement a standardized palliative care service that is deployed locally. Challenges of multiple EHR applications, geographic distance, lack of understanding/acceptance of palliative care are considered in the narrative.
- Olumuyiwa O. Adeboye, MD
- System Medical Director
- Ministry Health Care
- 222 W. College Avenue
- Appleton, WI 54911
- Ann K. Patek, RN, MSN