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Palliative and Hospice Care: Inequality, Equality and Quality of Care

East Baltimore
Winter Institute
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Start Date
Wednesday, January 10, 2024
End Date
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Class Time(s)
This course will be offered January 10-11, 2024.
W, Th, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
One Year Only
Next Offered
Only offered in 2023
Addresses the policy problems related to improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness for palliative and hospice care within the current medical system, using case studies and workshop exercises. Also addresses the challenges and opportunities palliative and hospice care face under health reform. Considers questions such as: what communication strategies can be widely applied to help patients understand and choose care in accordance with their goals and values; how palliative care and hospice services should be delivered by accountable care organizations and medical homes; how palliative care can be integrated into the long-term care environment; and what quality measures should be integrated into performance measurement for all providers of the seriously ill.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Discuss components of high quality care at the end of life
  2. Describe the delivery, financing, and quality gaps for hospice services in the US
  3. Describe the delivery, financing, and quality gaps for palliative care in the US
  4. Assess the current status and needs for measuring quality of care in hospice and palliative care services in the US
  5. Analyze potential policy options for improving the quality of palliative and hospice care in the US
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Quality exercise
  • 40% Participation
  • 10% Presentation(s)
Enrollment Restriction
Students who were previously enrolled in the special studies version of this course (309.845.51) may not register for this course.
Special Comments

This course will be offered for 2 days in the HPM Winter Institute. Students are required to complete readings prior to the start of the course. The final assignments will be due no later than February 2, 2024.