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Understanding the Components of a Quality Community Based Palliative Care Program
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Community Based Palliative Care: A certification option for home health and hospices accredited by The Joint Commission

When: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: Megan Fournier

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Speaker: Margherita C. Labson RN, MSHSA, CPHQ, Executive Director Home Care Program of The Joint Commision


  • Define the concepts of community based palliative care
  • Relate the development of this certification program
  • Describe critical components of care that are evaluated by the standards
  • Explore options for acquiring this certification


This webinar will cover:

I.                     The Concepts of Community Based Palliative Care

a.       Key Concepts

b.       Organization within a formalized interdisciplinary program

c.       Distinguish between hospice and palliative care

d.       Additional adjuvant services


II.                   Program Development

a.       History of development and demand

b.       Research and standards definition

c.       Program design with industry experts

d.       Pilot testing, lessons learned and approval of the program

e.       Tools and resources


III.                 Critical components of a Community Based Palliative Care Program

a.       Core Services

b.       Ancillary Services

c.       Leadership

d.       Competency

e.       Program management and evaluation


IV.                Options for organizations to become certified

a.       Choosing when to add certification

b.       Eligibility

c.       Surveyor  who conduct the event

d.       Pricing

e.       How to begin the process



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Non-Member Rate: $98/Line



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