An ad hoc committee will plan, organize, and host a one-day public workshop to examine issues pertaining to integrating palliative care principles into the delivery of care for people of all ages with serious illness.
The workshop will feature invited presentations and panel discussions on topics that may include
- Model programs and strategies that integrate palliative care principles into serious illness care delivery
- Best practices of successful integrated palliative care delivery programs
- Factors that influence care delivery models, such as geographic location; ability to mobilize community resources, including volunteers; adaptability to high- and low-resource environments; and diverse populations and settings of care
- Evidence base and research needs to support and promote model programs of integrated serious illness care
- Challenges to implementing and scaling model programs, including consideration of current workforce capacity and competencies; evaluation considerations, such as the potential benefits and limitations of quality measurement; and the challenges of aligning incentives and payment with new models of serious illness care
The planning committee will develop the agenda for the workshop, select speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.