NPA provides support for PACE organization staff to work together to develop participant care resources that enhance the quality of life of PACE participants and their families.
These definitions and guidelines were developed by a committee of PACE medical directors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains in order to facilitate the development of end-of-life care delivery within individual PACE organizations. Palliative care and end-of-life care are both defined within the context of the PACE model. The guideline is a procedural document written in generic fashion in order to be broadly applicable to a range of interested PACE organizations. The 10 major topics range from the structure of an end-of life committee to the provision of bereavement care.
These 10 educational modules were developed by a committee of PACE medical directors, nurses, social workers and chaplains to offer entry level palliative and end-of-life education to PACE staff. Each module has three learning objectives, is approximately 15-20 slides, and is meant to be presented in about 30 minutes each. Many of the slides have talking points in the note section to help the presenter bring depth to the presentation.
Please feel free to contact Sam Kunjukunju at 703.535.1535 if you have any questions or feedback.