Meeting the Workforce Challenge in Care for People with Advanced Illness
Thursday, October 29th
About the Session
Current estimates place the gap between the number of working board-certified palliative physicians and the need among the population of seriously ill people at about 18,000—a gap that at the current rate of board certification and fellowship training will take at least 40 years to close. More Americans are dying at home, increasing the burden on family caregivers. There are educational and vocational training organizations and initiatives addressing this gap, offering skills development and support for all levels of professional providers and family caregivers. This session will explore the workforce challenges facing care for people with advanced illness and present a variety of current and developing policy and programmatic solutions.