Needs Assessment: Ensuring Successful Community-Based Palliative Care

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2015

What You’ll Learn

  1. Implement a planning process for developing community-based palliative care services
  2. Identify stakeholders, and understand how to assess their need for community-based palliative care
  3. Implement tools to effectively conduct a needs assessment
  4. 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: 1.25 CNE
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.25 CE (NYSED)

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Tools & Resources

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Community-Based Palliative Care Needs Assessment and Decision-Making Tool

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

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.

Community Toolbox: Conducting Focus Groups

Last Updated: March 29, 2019

Comprehensive instructions and tools for conducting focus groups during a needs assessment. Published by Community Tool Box.

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Conducting Interviews

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Comprehensive instructions and tools for conducting interviewing during a needs assessment. Published by Community Tool Box.

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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.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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