ERIC Number: ED224869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Hospices. Interdisciplinary Team Training and Humanistic Patient Care for Hospices. Monograph 1.
English, David J.; Mortenson, Lee E.
This monograph, the first in a series of five, provides training information for hospice staff in improving interdisciplinary team functions and humanistic care provisions. Its purpose is to assist hospice directors, educators, and other administrative staff members to understand the focus of the proposed training and its applicability to their hospice. Chapter 1 describes interdisciplinary teams, team functions, the provisions of humanistic patient care, and training benefits. Chapter 2 lists prerequisites for training hospice staff, assists them in evaluating their training needs, and describes the environment needed for the training to be successful. Recruitment and selection of trainers is the focus of chapter 3. Criteria for selection, sources of qualified trainers, selection procedures, and operational considerations are detailed. Chapter 4 discusses the training program structure (length, frequency and timing of training sessions) and the selection of training program participants. Chapter 5 summarizes the responsibilities of the hospice administration and suggests some solutions to problems encountered in hospice training. An appendix contains the tables of contents of the five monographs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Allied Health Occupations Education, Educational Needs, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Services, Humanism, Humanistic Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Medical Education, Medical Services, Needs Assessment, Nursing Homes, Patients, Professional Development, Residential Care, Staff Development, Team Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: ELM Inst., Rockville, MD.