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Palliative Care Site Clinical Immersion Experience

Abington – Jefferson Health offers a clinical immersion opportunity to organizations interested in building or enhancing their Palliative Care program. You will have firsthand experience with a program that has earned the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Palliative Care. 

The experience includes:

  • Daily interdisciplinary team meeting for patient case review and case triage
  • Explanation of the role of each member of the team and their focus
  • Discussion of quality measures and outcomes, as well as evidence based resources
  • NODA Program (No One Dies Alone)
  • Facilitating a bereavement process
  • Explanation of PC’s relationship with inpatient /home hospice
  • Planning for ongoing staff education (for the palliative care team as well as hospital clinical staff) and retreat activities
  • Shadow experience with multidisciplinary team members during inpatient rounding and consultation

Typical rounding experiences include:

  • Pain and symptom management
  • Discussions of treatment plans for goals of care (restorative or comfort focused), with patients and medical decision makers as well as staff members involved in patient care
  • Family meeting procedure.  An honest and open discussion of goals of care, advance directives, legalities of decision making, support for the patient/family, and alternative care pathways. Questions are answered for all interested parties, including loved one as well as the medical team.
  • Securing legal medical decision making proxy
  • Palliative extubation

Visitation Options and Fees

Daily fee of $100.00 per person

Weekly fee of $500.00 per person

For More Information

Contact Maria Doll-Shaw, DrNPc, MS, RN-BC, 215-481-8713

You may also refer to the Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care (CAPC) website for more information.

For Questions or to Make a Palliative Care Referral
In-patient: 215-481-6839

In-home: 215-481-5800