A commentary on how palliative care programs and palliative medicine physicians can play a role in the improvement of advanced illness management in the US
Monday, March 24, 2008
Defining the Role of Medical Leadership in Successful Palliative Programs
The keys to success, we've found through study and experience, are to align expectations and to create an organizational structure that enables easy scaling to accomodate growth.Job specifications based upon program metrics generally produce the best results , that is to say, the role of program director is best determined by identifying and incorporating into the position profile the program expectations from at least three and not more than five "stakeholders', including the CEO. This can best be done done by an outside consultant who will not inject "bias" into the assessment.