Milestones for the Final Mile: Interspecialty Distinctions in Primary Palliative Care Skills Training

Title

Milestones for the Final Mile: Interspecialty Distinctions in Primary Palliative Care Skills Training

Creator

Harris JA; Herrel LA; Healy MA; Wancata LM; Perumalswami CR

Publisher

Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management

Date

2016

Subject

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; content analysis; graduate medical education; milestones; Primary palliative care; residency

Description

CONTEXT: Primary palliative care (PPC) skills are useful in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties, and the expectations of PPC skill training are unknown across graduate medical education. OBJECTIVES: We characterized the variation and quality of PPC skills in residency outcomes-based Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. METHODS: We performed a content analysis with structured implicit review of 2015 ACGME milestone documents from 14 medical and surgical specialties chosen for their exposure to clinical situations requiring PPC. For each specialty milestone document, we characterized the variation and quality of PPC skills in residency outcomes-based ACGME milestones. RESULTS: We identified 959 occurrences of 29 palliative search terms within 14 specialty milestone documents. Within these milestone documents, implicit review characterized 104 milestones with direct saliency to PPC skills and 196 milestones with indirect saliency. Initial interrater agreement of the saliency rating among the primary reviewers was 89%. Specialty milestone documents varied widely in their incorporation of PPC skills within milestone documents. PPC milestones were most commonly found in milestone documents for Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Urology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. PPC-relevant milestones were most commonly found in the Interpersonal and Communication Skills core competency with 108 (36%) relevant milestones classified under this core competency. CONCLUSIONS: Future revisions of specialty-specific ACGME milestone documents should focus on currently underrepresented, but important PPC skills.
2016-06

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Type

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Citation

Harris JA; Herrel LA; Healy MA; Wancata LM; Perumalswami CR, “Milestones for the Final Mile: Interspecialty Distinctions in Primary Palliative Care Skills Training,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14546.

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