ERIC Number: ED225029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guide for Trainers. Interdisciplinary Team Training and Humanistic Patient Care for Hospices. Monograph 2.
Wilson, Dottie C.; Grady, Kathleen A.
This monograph, the second in a series of five, provides information for trainers on interdisciplinary team training and humanistic patient care in hospices. Designed to help outside trainers who may be invited by a hospice to conduct its training, the materials help instructors to understand the nature of hospices, to determine whether or not the hospice and the trainer match sufficiently for the training to be effective, and to recommend the appropriate staff members to be trained. The first chapter outlines the purpose of the guide and defines terms pertaining to interdisciplinary teams and humanistic care. Covered next are the hospice concept, the United States hospice organization, hospice staffing and staff characteristics, and unique features of hospices. Alternatives concerning the structure and numbers of participants in training programs are presented. Addressed in a chapter on the roles of hospice trainers are hospice prerequisites, trainer motivations, the role of the interdisciplinary and the humanistic patient-care trainer, the role of the trainer as a group leader, and trainer self-assessment. Various suggestions from hospice training experience are offered. The final chapter is a guide to later monographs. Appended are the tables of contents of the five monographs and a list of contributors to the series. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHHS/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Associated Health Professions.
Authoring Institution: ELM Inst., Rockville, MD.