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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

RT/TR: A Unique and Empowering Therapy for Individuals with Life Limiting Illness

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM–10:00 AM CST
Blanco (classroom 40)
Session Description

With the growth and advancement of Palliative Care as a medical delivery model for individuals with life liming illness, the RT/TR profession is uniquely qualified and positioned to address quality of life and promote well-being for individuals and their families during this challenging time of life. This session will address foundation knowledge of life limiting illness and trends in palliative care, assessment tools based on best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice, and implementation education on modalities, interventions and facilitation techniques designed to meet individual needs.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

1. Identify 3 possible needs of individuals with life limiting illness or nearing end-of-life from lecture/literature or group discussion. 

2. Identify 2 best practice guidelines or evidence based practice resources RT/TR can utilize to support quality assessment and care for individuals with life limiting illness.

3. List 5 steps used in assessment and implementation of legacy based leisure modality for individuals with life limiting illness or nearing end-of-life.

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Foundation of Knowledge (FKW): Theories, Concepts and Diagnostic Groups

Assessment Process(ASP):  Interprofessional Assessment Tools, Implementation

Implementation (IMP):  Selection and Adaptation of Modality, Facilitation Approaches

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

Brief Outline
1. Introduction of presenter (5 minutes)
2. Group expectations and learning outcome (5 minutes)
3. Brief history Palliative Care/Hospice (5 minutes)
4. Needs of individuals with life limiting illness/end-of-life with discussion (15 minutes)
5. Best practice guidelines/ evidence-based practice assessment tools (10 minutes)
6. Program and treatment modalities with group discussion (35 minutes)
7. Caring for yourself (5 minutes)
8. Question / Evaluation (10 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis.
Foundational Knowledge: Theories and Concepts, Practice Guidelines, Diagnostic Groupings
Assessment Process: Selections and Implementation of Assessment, Assessment Domains
Implementation: Selection of programs, Modalities and/or interventions
Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals


Lisa Frazior, CTRS, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation - Hospital Division