Examining Models to Boost Access to Palliative Care Through Provider Education
Wednesday, October 28th
About the Session
The United States is facing a significant shortage of licensed health care providers, with a population of 375 million and only five million providers. There is an estimated shortfall of at least 7,000 – 10,000 of specialty palliative providers. To broaden access to quality care, more providers need primary palliative care skills. New models must be created to expand palliative education of qualified providers. Ensuring adequate education and training of clinicians is not a simple task. Multiple educational and training approaches will be necessary. This session will explore two models for promoting primary palliative care education that meet various learners’ needs and can be implemented in a variety of communities.