National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Faculty: Nathan Adam Boucher, DrPH, PA-C, MS, MPA, CPHQ, Duke Center for Aging/Durham VAMC GRECC, Durham, NC and Judith R. Knudson, PA-C, MPAS, BSN, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Physician Assistants (PAs) are underutilized in hospice and palliative care settings. There are real and perceived barriers to expanded practice in these areas. Overcoming barriers would result in increased access and linkages to needed services for those with serious illness. Practice example case studies and background on PA practice in hospice and palliative care will catalyze small group discussion within the audience to identify key barriers and facilitators to PA practice on interdisciplinary teams.