Hospice

Objectives

Fellows will

  1. Describe the scope and practice of hospice.
  2. Review the history of hospice and palliative medicine.
  3. Understand the role of the hospice medical director.
  4. Describe the Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Benefit including essential elements of the program, eligibility requirements, key regulations for all levels of hospice care, and barriers to access.
  5. Demonstrate care that is cost-effective hospice care and represents best practices.
  6. Understand the role and function of the interdisciplinary team.

* Academic checklist

Readings

History of hospice and palliative medicine and current hospice policy

Hospice medical director

Communication

Symptom management

Directions

Administration

Hospice (last edited 2015-10-28 14:07:07 by JulietJacobsen)