Inpatient consult service
- Demonstrate compassionate, appropriate, and effective care, based on the existing evidence base in palliative medicine, aimed at maximizing well being and quality of life for patients with advanced, progressive, life-threatening illnesses and their families, and provide care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, population science, and social-behavioral sciences relevant to the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses and to their families, and relate this knowledge to hospice and palliative care practice.
- Investigate, evaluate, and improve their practices in caring for patients and families, and appraise and assimilate scientific evidence relevant to palliative care.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective relationship-building, information exchange, emotional support, shared decision-making and teaming with patients, their patients’ families, and professional associates.
- Demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, awareness of their role in reducing suffering and enhancing quality of life, adherence to ethical principles, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and appropriate self-reflection.
- Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care, including hospice and other community-based services for patients, including children and families, and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide high-quality care.