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2016 Management and Leadership Conference

  • April 19, 2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • April 23, 2016
  • 12:30 PM
  • Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Conference Agenda

Palliative Care Utilization of Physician Assistants in Multiple Settings: A Synergy Session

Session Agenda

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.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the skill set of the PA and why it fits well with hospice and palliative care 
2. List two ways your organization can utilize PAs
3. Describe two barriers and two facilitators to PA practice