Needs Assessment: Ensuring Successful Community-Based Palliative Care
Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Implement a planning process for developing community-based palliative care services
- Identify stakeholders, and understand how to assess their need for community-based palliative care
- Implement tools to effectively conduct a needs assessment
- Synthesize needs assessment findings to influence community-based palliative care program design
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
- Case Management: 1.25 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 1.25 CE (NYSED)
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Tools & Resources
Community-Based Palliative Care Needs Assessment and Decision-Making Tool
Step-by-step tool to evaluate patient need, stakeholder priorities, organizational readiness, and sites of care for a new or growing community-based palliative care service.members login
Community Toolbox: Conducting Focus Groups
Comprehensive instructions and tools for conducting focus groups during a needs assessment. Published by Community Tool Box.view
Comprehensive instructions and tools for conducting interviewing during a needs assessment. Published by Community Tool Box.view
Andrew E. Esch, MD, MBA. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. President and CEO Spragens & Associates, LLC.
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sachin Kale, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Katie Wang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.