Onboarding New Palliative Care Staff: Knowledge Self-Assessment and Consultative Practice Information


This resource collection was assembled as a self-assessment and teaching guide for new staff working in consultative palliative care in any setting. Note: many of the resources have applicability to hospice clinical staff and health professional trainees working in palliative care or hospice settings.



The publication is a 55 page pdf containing:

  • An ethics/laws/hospital policy quiz
  • A self-assessment of confidence and concerns in common palliative care clinical tasks
  • A knowledge examination for clinical aspects of palliative care with annotated answers
  • A worksheet to develop a self-study education action plan
  • Key Fast Facts discussing consultative practice in palliative care
  • A presentation on Consultation Etiquette