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Tuesday 8:39 CST, July 22, 2014

Benefits of Advanced Certification for Palliative Care

Advanced Certification for Palliative Care


Benefits include:
 

  • Certification is an independent evaluation that validates the quality of the palliative care program
  • The standards for certification will help a hospital build a better, more organized program that tailors treatment to patient goals and needs
  • Certification evaluates ways the hospital can improve performance and clinical practice to improve patient care
  • Certification will help the hospital achieve regular and more consistent flows of data and information

For more information about the Advanced Certification for Palliative Care, please call (630) 792-5291, or email palliative@jointcommission.org
 

Palliative care is focused on maximizing quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. Over 1500 leading U.S. hospitals today have a palliative care team, and Joint Commission recognition of the importance of palliative care to overall quality of care represents a giant step forward for the field.
Diane E. Meier, M.D. - Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care and Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Advanced Certification in Palliative Care
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