Newsline - March 2011 - (Page 18)

Short Takes Professional Education Committee (see sidebar). After months of development, NHPCO launched two surveys—a General Survey and an Executive Survey. In the fall of 2010, NHPCO’s Department of Professional Development, in collaboration with NHPCO’s Research team, invited hospice and palliative care professionals across the country to complete its bi-annual Education Needs Assessment surveys. As a leader in end-of-life care education, NHPCO provides continuing education/continuing medical education credit for nurses, physicians, social workers and counselors. Findings from these surveys will provide valuable insight into the specific educational needs of each discipline and will support NHPCO’s Professional Education Committee and its subcommittees in the development of future educational activities and products. About the Surveys To prepare for such an undertaking, NHPCO relied on the expertise and guidance of the Education Needs Assessment Subcommittee of NHPCO’s The General Survey was designed for all members not working in a senior executive capacity while the Executive Survey was geared toward presidents, chief executive and chief operating officers, and executive directors. Both surveys sought information on education format preferences, educational needs related to specific topics, and the identification of professional practice gaps. Additionally, the Executive Survey provided leaders with the opportunity to assess the overall education and training needs of their staffs in order to increase competencies and improve professional performance. Feedback from Over 2,500 Professionals The surveys were completed over the course of one month and, within that time, more than 2,500 professionals participated. Here’s a brief recap of the feedback received. 18 NewsLine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Newsline - March 2011

Newsline - March 2011
NHPCO’s New Staffing Guidelines
A Message From Don
Recruiting Problems? HMR (display ad)
Hospice in the Continuum: PACE at Midland Care
Capitol Hill Day 2011
Short Takes
Feedback from NHPCO’s Education Needs Assessment
2011 Reaching Out Grant Recipients
National Healthcare Decisions Day Website
JPSM Call for Papers
CE/CME Training Through NHPCO Webinars
Social Work Resource Recommendations
New Volunteer Outreach Materials Now Online
Volunteer Recognition Gift Ideas (display ad)
The Voice of NCHPP
A Nurse and Chaplain Connect
NCHPP QAPI Section Monthly Chats
Replicate Excellence: MVI (display ad)
Education Opportunities through NFDA (display ad)
Members in the News
Hospice Executive Scholarship Program (display ad)
Upcoming Educational Offerings

Newsline - March 2011