TABLE 4

Staffing Characteristics of Responding PPC Programs

Staffing CharacteristicN = 54
PPC team members, n (%)
 Physician52 (96)
 APRN40 (74)
 Social worker36 (67)
 RN33 (61)
 Administrative support29 (54)
 Chaplain26 (48)
 Physician fellow21 (39)
 Administrator18 (33)
 Medical director18 (33)
 Child life specialist16 (30)
 Psychologist12 (22)
 Music or art therapist9 (17)
 Physician resident8 (15)
 Ethicist5 (9)
 Massage therapist4 (7)
 Nutritionist or dietitian4 (7)
 Pharmacist4 (7)
 Physical or occupational therapist4 (7)
 Hospice liaison3 (6)
 Physician’s assistant3 (6)
 Psychiatrist2 (4)
 Acupuncturist1 (2)
 Bereavement coordinator1 (2)
 Doula1 (2)
 Licensed practical nurse1 (2)
 Nurse practitioner fellow1 (2)
 Social work fellow1 (2)
Certified in palliative care and/or medicine, n (%)
 Physician42 (78)
 APRN17 (31)
 RN11 (20)
 Social worker4 (7)
 Chaplain3 (6)