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Interprofessional Innovation: Advanced Disease Life Support

Advanced Disease Life Support (ADLS) is a novel interdisciplinary program that educates and empowers healthcare providers with the essential principles to care for persons with advanced, serious, complex illnesses in an interprofessional team setting. The ADLS Program will consist of a core curriculum that will be developed and taught using an array of learning methods for a standard set of core competencies to be mastered in caring for patients and families. The first phase of this Program consists of: (1) developing the interprofessional curriculum based on evidence and state of the palliative care art and science; (2) administering the Program to two audiences of nursing and medical trainees; (3) evaluating the effectiveness of the training using pre- and post-evaluation methods; (4) modifying the program based on the evaluation and feedback of the participants; and (5) developing a plan for dissemination and licensing.

Interprofessional Innovation: Advanced Disease Life Support