Bringing It All Together

This chapter provides an overview of the palliative care topics discussed in this course and explains how to implement palliative care in your practice.

The goals of this chapter are to review the ingredients of primary palliative care excellence for healthcare providers, develop plans for introducing and maintaining a palliative care approach in your practice, understand the teamwork that is required to provide optimal palliative care to persons living with PD, apply the Donabedian Model to understand gaps and opportunities to improve palliative care in your practice, develop a quality improvement plan for your practice to attain excellence in the 5 pillars of neuropalliative care.

After completing this course, remember to take the evaluation and claim your credits and certificate.





Components of Primary Palliative Care Excellence

Creating a Personal Practice Plan

Building the Team

The Donabedian Model

Quality Improvement

Key Takeaways

Chapter Ten Quiz

Final Evaluations



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Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN

Benzi Kluger, MD, MS, FAAN is a professor of neurology and medicine, and Director of the Palliative Care Research Center and Neuropalliative Care Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. In addition to seeing patients in neurology supportive and palliative care clinics and via telemedicine, he directs an active research program working towards improving therapies for non-motor symptoms and improving standards of care for patients and caregivers through supportive and palliative care models. His research has been funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Kluger completed his undergraduate degree in psychology, medical school and neurology residency at the University of Colorado, and fellowships in movement disorders and behavioral neurology at the University of Florida. He was a professor at the University of Colorado from 2008 to 2019, where he set up one of the first neuropalliative care programs in the US.

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Welcome to the tenth course in your Team-Based Palliative Care journey. This is course ten of ten. To access this chapter and claim your course credit, you must have completed all other chapters in this course.

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