CAPC News Bites, What you need to know this week:
House Calls Are Making a Comeback-New York Times
The New York Times released an article that points to a growing trend of palliative care teams stretching their services into patients’ homes once they are discharged from the hospital. This method of care has proven to be a win-win for both sides as it lowers readmission rates for institutions and allows patients to receive top-notch palliative care in their own environments.
Registration is now live for VitalkTalk’s 2014 Communication Courses
VitalTalk is a nonprofit with the mission of nurturing healthier connections between patients and clinicians. The following courses are now being offered:
Advanced Communication Skills: A hands on learning experience focusing on learning communication skills around advance care planning early in a patient’s illness, late goals of care conversations, dealing with requests for treatments with minimal efficacy, and family conflicts.
PalliTalk Faculty Development: A unique train-the-trainer faculty development program for physicians and/or advance practice providers who are committed to becoming communication educators—and want to become VitalTalk faculty!