Navigating tensions: integrating palliative care consultation services into an academic medical center setting.

@article{Norton2011NavigatingTI,
  title={Navigating tensions: integrating palliative care consultation services into an academic medical center setting.},
  author={S A Norton and Bethel Ann Powers and Madeline H. Schmitt and Maureen Metzger and Eileen Fairbanks and Jane Deluca and Timothy E. Quill},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={680-90}
}
CONTEXT Despite rapid proliferation of hospital-based palliative care consultation services (PCCSs) across the country, there is little description of the dynamic processes that the PCCS and the non-PCCS hospital cultures experience during the institutionalization of a successful PCCS. OBJECTIVES To describe the institutionalization of a new PCCS in a quaternary care academic medical center (AMC) and highlight two themes, cost and quality, that pervaded the dynamics involved from the… CONTINUE READING
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