Dear Hospice and Palliative Care Colleagues,
We are asking for your voluntary participation in a research study questionnaire on your work experience, future plans, and professional stressors. We performed a similar survey in 2013, when more than 1300 of you responded. That data led to three seminal publications regarding our professional experience and the future of our work force. This is a 5-year follow-up survey designed to better understand the current issues that affect hospice and palliative care professionals.
We are inviting members of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA), Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAHPM), Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP), Spiritual Care Association/Healthcare Chaplaincy Network (SCA/HCCN), and Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) to participate in this short survey. The anonymous, summarized results may be published as part of a palliative care specialty workforce series in Health Affairs, or other journals.
We anticipate this survey will take less than 15 minutes. By completing this survey, you are consenting to participate. No identifying information will be collected or reported. Other than contributing to our field's knowledge in this area, there are no other benefits to participation. Thank you for your time.
We look forward to receiving your responses.
Sincerely,
Arif Kamal MD, MBA, MHS
Richard Lamkin PA-C
Tait Shanafelt MD
Vickie Leff MSW, LCSW, BCD
Phil Rodgers MD
Evan Myers MD, MHS
The Rev. George Handzo BCC, CSSBB
Janet Bull MD, MBA
Connie Dahlin MSN, ANP-BC
Joe Rotella MD, MBA
Bridget Fowler Scullion, PharmD, BCOP

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