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Palliative Care (Graduate Certification)

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome P&HC C 1 P&HCC 1: Knowledge of Palliative and Hospice Care

Develop focal expertise in the field of palliative and hospice care through review and critique of past and present practices.
Objective 1 Students are able to contrast the interdisciplinary philosophy and delivery of palliative and hospice care with existing traditional medical models.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2018 and 2019 met the internal benchmark parameters (target 90%; achieved 100%), indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

Objective 4 Students demonstrate knowledge by incorporating behaviors that acknowledge grieving and loss into routine care planning for individuals seeking palliative and hospice care.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in Fall 2019 performed slightly lower (94.1%) than the target (95%). However, the performance does demonstrate graduate level competency.

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2018 were within internal benchmark parameters (96.4% n=9); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

Objective 5 Students assimilate evidence-based strategies into effective provider communication that integrates patients and families as the unit of care.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2018 and 2019 met the internal benchmark parameters (target 90%; achieved 94.4% and 96.3% respectively), indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

Outcome P&HC C 2 P&HCC 2: Human Experience of Death and Terminal Illness

Develop focal expertise in the field of palliative and hospice care by exploring the common human experience of death and terminal illness from a personal, professional, and societal perspective.
Objective 2 Students demonstrate knowledge of common types of pain and pain syndromes that contribute to symptom burden in individuals with life-limiting illness.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in Fall 2019 performed lower (90.6%) than the target (95%). However, the performance does demonstrate graduate level competency.

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2018 were within internal benchmark parameters (95.8% 2018 n=9); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

Objective 3 Students identify strategies to alleviate the complex symptoms of individuals with chronic and terminal illness using a team approach.

Measure 1

2019 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2019 were within internal benchmark parameters (achieved 97.1% n=7; target 90%); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

2018 Status
Achieved
KCON Palliative and Hospice Care students in 2018 were within internal benchmark parameters (98.3%); indicating continued strong performance in demonstrating graduate level competency.

Objective 6 Students utilize an interdisciplinary framework to support and develop a plan of care for individuals who require palliative and/or hospice care.