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The aim of The Palliative Care Institute is to interconnect community and university efforts across disciplines with the goal of establishing excellence in palliative care clinical practice, research and education.
- Integrate palliative care concepts into the core curriculums of medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, and health related sciences.
- Change the role and expectations (mind-set), practice patterns of future practitioners in the delivery of palliative care.
- Change approach to care delivery - establish goals of care, integrate palliative care delivery to meet the changing needs of the patient.
- Increase quality of patient care and improve clinical outcome measures of symptom relief, honoring patient choice/wishes, reduced hospitalization (cost) and length of stay.
- Raise public awareness about the availability of palliative care so that consumers can make more informed choices about their care.
- Enhancing the body of knowledge of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care.
- Partner with providers (hospitals), health care organizations and insurance providers to address issues including symptom management, frequency of hospitalizations, continuity of care across settings, and alignment of patient wishes with treatment.
- Serve as a catalyst for change and advance public policies that support excellent, high-quality care for people who are seriously ill.
- Conduct research into the most effective ways to provide palliative care.
With more than thirty years of clinical and administrative experience, CHPC has grown to become a recognized leader within the hospice and palliative movement and is uniquely positioned to lead the Palliative Care Institute endeavor. With the resources of an exceptional medical school, hospital systems of recognition and a premier hospice program, The Palliative Care Institute has the opportunity to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally. CHPC is pleased to have the opportunity to create a program of excellence that will incorporate the best of what exists today, with a clear vision of what is still possible.