Developing Initial Competency-based Outcomes for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Subspecialist: phase I of the hospice and palliative medicine competencies project.

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Journal Article

As a newly recognized subspecialty, the field of hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) must transition existing pathways for board certification, fellowship standards, and fellowship accreditation to one based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Medical Specialties competency framework. The Competencies Work Group of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, using an iterative process informed by the field, has developed a set of Initial Competency-based Outcomes for the HPM Subspecialist. These competencies will set the standard for the "competent hospice and palliative medicine subspecialist physician," guiding future HPM fellowship training and potential midcareer HPM training opportunities. Lessons learned are highlighted.

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Cited Authors

  • Morrison, LJ; Scott, JO; Block, SD; American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Competencies Work Group,

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 313 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 17472502

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17472502

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-7740

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1096-6218

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/jpm.2006.9980

Language

  • eng