GOALS

Goal:  Increase the pipeline of trainees, who pursue hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) skill and knowledge, both as complementary competency and as a career, including participation in HPM fellowships

Objective:

  • Assess and develop a plan to meet the HPM educational needs of medical students, residents and fellows

 

Goal:  Establish policy and standards of practice for pediatric hospice and palliative medicine

Objectives:

  • Develop and publish or endorse essential benchmark policies and guidelines regarding clinical practice, education, program development, funding, and research over the next 3 years
  • Advance critical pediatric hospice and palliative medicine legislation

 

Goal:  Educate and provide clinical and administrative tools and resources relevant to hospice and palliative medicine for pediatricians and other members of the health care team

Objectives:

  • Promote the concept, definition, and role of pediatric palliative care within the profession of pediatrics and among other stakeholders
  • Develop, present and promote quality professional educational programming and/or materials related to pediatric hospice and palliative medicine clinical practice, education and program administration
  • Develop and launch a Web site that serves as a portal for hospice and palliative medicine information and resources for pediatricians, allied health professionals and families

 

Goal:  Educate and provide tools/resources for children affected by potentially life-threatening conditions, their parents, and other family members

Objective:

  • Develop and/or disseminate quality educational materials and resources for families

 

Goal:  Strengthen the organizational infrastructure of the Provisional Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Objectives:

  • Achieve permanent section status
  • Increase the number of section members and their active involvement in the section
  • Formalize relationships and develop action plans to implement with key partner organizations