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ECHO Project in the Caribbean: Building a Virtual Community for Educational Needs in Palliative Care

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J Manage pain symptoms. 22 April 2022: S0885-3924(22)00695-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.174. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Despite a growing need, palliative care education tools tailored to providers in the Caribbean remain extremely limited. We conducted a mixed-methods analysis of Project ECHO’s (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) first model adapted to palliative care providers in the Caribbean. These virtual case-based sessions were organized to improve knowledge of regional palliative care providers on symptom management, communication and psychosocial support. Participants reported strong satisfaction and significant impacts on their practices. They described significant improvements in their sense of community (1.23, p=

PMID:35470034 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.04.174