Interdisciplinary Continuing Education in Palliative Care: A Regional Model

Interdisciplinary Continuing Education in Palliative Care:  A Regional Model

Mary Lou KelleyMary Lou Kelley, MSW, PhD
Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada

"Educational initiatives not only improve professional and personal satisfaction and retention of rural health care providers but also represent a key way to develop health service capacity in a community ... Within a capacity building model, developed for rural palliative care delivery, education and staff support were the most important factors in community engagement."



1.  Participants will understand how the Center for Education and Research on Aging and Health’s (CERAH) model of interdisciplinary continuing education in palliative care works.

2.  Participants will understand the challenges of implementing the CERAH model in a large geographic region.

3.  Participants will understand the outcomes of education initiatives that build capacity amongst palliative care providers.


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