Oregon Health and Science University
Palliative Care for Patients with Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Palliative care is more widely accepted today by patients and clinicians, however, one of the most significant barriers to continued growth in the field is accessibility to high-quality palliative care. This project will address this critical gap focusing on the development of a comprehensive, joint-society policy statement and learning modules that will enhance dissemination and expand training opportunities for primary palliative care delivery among pulmonary and critical care clinicians. The development of a comprehensive, joint-society multidisciplinary palliative care policy statement and accompanying educational/training modules would have considerable impact in the field and promote the delivery of high-quality primary palliative care in respiratory disease. The modules will have significant impact among pulmonary and critical care clinicians, but there is considerable potential to adapt them for use among other clinicians. Most importantly, this project is a central component of a comprehensive leadership development plan by an emerging leader in the field of palliative care among patients with respiratory diseases.