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Everything You Wanted To Know About Establishing A Palliative Care Program But Were Afraid To Ask 1
Developed By:
Charles F. von GuntenFrank D. Ferris   
San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, San Diego, CA
Supported in part by
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Russell K. PortenoyMyra Glajchen
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Supported in part by
The Henry J. Leir Charitable Trust
Executive Summary of CAPCManual Overview of CAPCManual
Steps for Developing a Palliative Care Program Rationale for a Palliative Care Program
Elements of a Palliative Care Program
Group Function
1. Prepare to Plan
2. Plan Program
      Strategic Planning
        Needs Assessment
        Define the Program
      Business Planning
3. Implement Plan, Build Program
4. Review Program, Revise Plan

Illness Experience
Expectations, Needs
Healthcare's Response
Clinical Basis
  Square of Care
  Norms of Practice
Healthcare Context
  US Healthcare
  Financing US Healthcare
  Hospital-Hospice Relations
Program Components
  Types of Services
  Financing Palliative Care
Case Examples

Resources for a Palliative Care Program
CAPC Resources
IICN / Growth House
Mail Lists
Norms / Standards
Frequently Asked Questions
Development FAQ
Rationale FAQ
Elements FAQ
Resources FAQ
Other issues
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1 CAPCManual Attribution:  von Gunten CF, Ferris FD, Portenoy RK, Glajchen M, eds. CAPCManual: How to Establish A Palliative Care Program.
New York, NY: Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2001.
© Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, San Diego, CA and
The Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center,
New York, NY, 2001

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Last updated: February 20, 2002
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