Primary palliative care competency framework for primary care and family physicians in India-Collaborative work by Indian Association of Palliative Care and Academy of Family Physicians of India

Shrikant Atreya, Jenifer Jeba, Nikki Pease, Ann Thyle, Scott Murray, Alan Barnard, Dan Munday, Lulu Mathews, Mhoira Leng, Gayatri Palat, Alka Ganesh, Sulagna Chakraborty, Sahaya Anbarasi, Raman Kumar, Maryann Muckaden, Elizabeth Grant

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Abstract

The discrepancy in the demand for palliative care and distribution of specialist palliative care services will force patients to be eventually cared for by primary care/family physicians in the community. This will necessitate primary care/family physicians to equip themselves with knowledge and skills of primary palliative care. Indian National Health Policy (2017) recommended the creation of continuing education programs as a method to empower primary care/family physicians. With this intention, a taskforce was convened for incorporating primary palliative care into family/primary care practice. The taskforce comprising of National and International faculties from Palliative Care and Family Medicine published a position paper in 2018 and subsequently brainstormed on the competency framework required for empowering primary care/family physicians. The competencies were covered under the following domains: knowledge, skills and attitude, ethical and legal aspects, communication and team work. The competency framework will be presented to the National Board of Examinations recommending to be incorporated in the DNB curriculum for Family Medicine.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2563-2567
JournalJournal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Volume8
Issue number8
Early online date28 Aug 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2019

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