Pearls for Practice is a bundle of sessions that were recorded live at the 2017 Annual Assembly.
The Research Methods bundle contains the following sessions in MP3 format:
Research 101: A Practical Introduction to Understanding, Evaluating, and Applying Palliative Care Research to Your Clinical PracticePresenters: Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, Katherine Ornstein, MPH PhD, Marie Bakitas, DNSc CRNP ACHPN, Robert Arnold, MD FAAHPM
Objectives: Identify the rationale, strengths, ...
Objectives: Identify the rationale, strengths, weaknesses, and types of palliative care research questions that can be addressed by clinical trials, existing data analysis, and qualitative methods. Discuss strategies for evaluating the quality of published research, as well as for leveraging research to inform clinical practice in hospice and palliative care.
PC-FACS: Year in ReviewPresenters: Donna Zhukovsky, MD FACP FAAHPM, Mellar P. Davis, MD FCCP FAAHPM
Objectives: To update session participants on PC-FACS processes and “Vital Statistics.” To highlight implications of cutting edge research of clinical value to American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine members.
A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: the Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) as a Resource to Improve the Science of Palliative CarePresenters: Jean S. Kutner, MD MSPH FAAHPM, Krista Harrison, PhD, Christine Ritchie, MD FAAHPM, Betty Ferrell, PhD MA RN FAAN FPCN, Jon P. Furuno, PhD, Thomas LeBlanc, MD MA, Kathryn Pollak, PhD
Objectives: Summarize how the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC) can improve the evidence base of palliative care and end-of-life clinical practice. Distinguish how the PCRC can facilitate the application and conduct of large multi-site trial testing the dissemination of a palliative care intervention. Assess how the PCRC supports investigator development, especially for those outside of traditional academic settings.
The Intersection of Research and Clinical Practice: The Art and Science of Reading a PaperPresenters: Donna Zhukovsky, MD FACP FAAHPM, David Hui, MD MS MSC, Ronit Elk, PhD
Objectives: Review the process of searching for relevant articles to the clinical question of interest. Demonstrate an overview of a systematic process for critically evaluating quality of quantitative manuscripts reporting clinical research. Provide a paradigm to evaluate applicability of research results to hospice and palliative care clinical practice.
Community Based Participatory Research: How to Use This Proven Method in Reducing Health Disparities in Palliative CarePresenters: Ronit Elk, PhD, Marie Bakitas, DNSc NP-C FAAN
Objectives: Increase awareness and understanding of CBPR as an important evidence-based tool to reduce health disparities in Palliative Care. Discuss key principles and elements of CBPR.Explore which principles and tools participants would use if they were to use CBPR.