Your help is needed to take and distribute a needs assessment survey to your peers, students and educators. This survey will capture vital practice and professional data, which cannot be captured via any other method at this time.
Why do we need this data? The data will help us address some pressing issues in the hospice and palliative medicine sector, such as:
- Many PAs may not realize they are utilizing basic palliative care skills in everyday practice;
- There is no certification process for PAs to demonstrate their competency in palliative care on any level;
- Our practice as PAs is limited in this rapidly growing specialty;
- There is a lack of data in this area. And data helps to strengthen support and advocacy for related policy issues—such as the proposed bipartisan federal legislation related to hospice in both houses of Congress.
Click on this needs assessment survey link to take the survey. And please distribute the link (included below), as soon as possible, to your colleagues or post it to your social media channels, like your Facebook page. Please note that the survey requires no personal identifiers in order to make this data collection process as easy as possible.
We appreciate your help and support. Thanks in advance for your cooperation in completing and distributing this survey!
Donna Seton, MS, PA-C, is the president of PAHPM and a hospice and palliative medicine PA in Arizona.
Nadya Dimitrov, DPM, PA-C, is chair of the PAHPM Education Committee and assistant director of the Post-professional Master’s Program in the Department of Physician Assistant Education at Stony Brook University in New York.