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Joint Commission offers PC certification
Hospitals accredited by Joint Commission can now seek Advanced Certification in Palliative Care with the introduction of a new program. The certification program launches Sept. 1, 2011 and the standards will be available July 1, 2011.
The Advanced Palliative Care Certification requirements emphasize:
A formal, organized palliative care program led by an interdisciplinary team whose members possess the requisite expertise in palliative care;
Leadership endorsement and support of the program's goals for providing care, treatment, and services;
A special focus on patient and family engagement;
Processes that support the coordination of care and communication among all care settings and providers; and
The use of evidence-based national guidelines or expert consensus to guide patient care.
For more information about the Advanced Certification in Palliative Care program, please call (630) 792-5291, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.