2A: De-Mystifying Palliative Care Certification: The Who, What, Why, Where, and How

Lisa Goodlow


Organizations are seeking Palliative Care certification in increasing numbers. What is driving this, what are the benefits to patients and families? How do organizations achieve certification?

In this session, we will explore:

  • When is it right for your organization?
  • What are the steps to evaluate readiness?
  • How does the organization know that this is the right step?
  • What is the benefit now? In the future?

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Define palliative care and be able to recognize opportunities to provide this evolving care model in the open market

  • Verbalize 3 differences between palliative, home health, and hospice

  • Be knowledgeable of the steps to achieve palliative certification, and obtain further resources