Developing initial competency-based outcomes for the hospice and palliative medicine subspecialist: Phase I of the hospice and palliative medicine competencies project

Laura J. Morrison, Judy Opatik Scott, Susan D. Block, Robert Arnold, J. Andrew Billings, Nathan E. Goldstein, Tomasz Okon, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, Rodney Tucker, James A. Tulsky, Charles Von Gunten, David Weissman

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Abstract

As a newly recognized subspecialty, the field of hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) must transition existing pathways for board certification, fellowship standards, and fellowship accreditation to one based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Medical Specialties competency framework. The Competencies Work Group of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, using an iterative process informed by the field, has developed a set of Initial Competency-based Outcomes for the HPM Subspecialist. These competencies will set the standard for the "competent hospice and palliative medicine subspecialist physician," guiding future HPM fellowship training and potential midcareer HPM training opportunities. Lessons learned are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-330
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Palliative Medicine
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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