New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council

The New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council was created by Public Health Law, Section 2807-n. in 2007. The Council members, appointed by the Commissioner of Health, include representatives from medical schools and hospital organizations; medical academies; patient advocates; organizations broadly representative of physicians, internal medicine, family physicians, nursing, social work, hospice, home care, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, surgery, and the hospital philanthropic community; the Task Force on Life and the Law; and the Council on Graduate Medical Education.

New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council Members

Updated June 2018

Member Seat
Beth Popp, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC – Chair Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Jeffrey Berger, MD Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Carla Braveman, BSN, RN, Med, CHCE Hospice
Deborah Campbell, MD, FAAP Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Mary Caram, LCSW-R Social Work
Susan E. Cohen, MD Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Joan Dacher, PhD, RN, MS, GNP Patient Advocate
Carol E. Dawson, RN, MS, PNP Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Linda V. DeCherrie, MD Task Force on Life and the Law
Barbara DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BS, FNAP Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Deborah Halper Hospital Philanthropic Community
David Korones, MD Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD Medical Academies
Kathy McMahon Patient Advocate
Mimoza Meholli, MD Medical Academies
Kathleen Rauch, RN, MSHQS, BSN, CPHQ Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Lorraine Ryan, BSN, MPA, JD Medical Schools and Hospital Organizations
Cornelia Schimert, RN, BSN Home Care
Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW Social Work
Deborah Waldrop, PhD, LMSW Social Work
Vacant (Appointment Pending) Council on Graduate Medical Education

Chapter 318 of the Laws of 2014 directed the Council to make recommendations to the Commissioner of Health, Commissioner of Education, the Chancellor of the State University of New York and the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Committees on Health, Education and Higher Education with regard to the need, approaches and resources to provide for palliative care education and training in state certified schools of nursing and social work, as well as in practice settings at the health care provider facility or agency level.

Recommendations of the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council

Resources for Education Available in Practice Settings for Nurses and Social Workers

Education for Multiple Health Care Professions:

Education for Nurses:

Education for Social Workers:

Other Resources

New York State Laws Related to Palliative Care

Federal Legislation Related to Palliative Care

Nursing Competencies in Palliative Care AACN Statement

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Dying in America (2014), Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

NASW, Standards for Palliative and End of Life Care

CSWE EPAS (2015)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Advance Care Planning (rule for payment)

List of certifications in palliative care with links to certifying bodies

Links to resources: ELNEC, National Quality Guidelines, position statements, and articles