Feature ArticlesExcellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education Consensus Through a Delphi SurveyDonesky, DorAnne PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN; de Leon, Kathleen MS, RN, PHN; Bailey, Amos MD, FACP, FAAHPM; Doorenbos, Ardith PhD, RN, FAAN; Fink, Regina PhD, APRN, CHPN, AOCN, FAAN; Hurd, Caroline MD; Ling, Perri BA; Kitko, Lisa PhD, RN, FAHA, FAANAuthor Information DorAnne Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, is professor, Touro University of California, Vallejo. Kathleen de Leon, MS, RN, PHN, is a doctoral student, University of California, San Francisco. Amos Bailey, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, is professor of palliative medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora. Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN, is nursing collegiate professor, University of Illinois at Chicago. Regina Fink, PhD, APRN, CHPN, AOCN, FAAN, is associate professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora. Caroline Hurd, MD, is clinical assistant professor, Palliative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle. Perri Ling, BA, is program director, University of California, San Francisco. Lisa Kitko, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is associate professor, Pennsylvania State University. Address correspondence to DorAnne Donesky, PhD, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Touro University of California, 1091 Azuar Dr, Vallejo, CA 94592 (email@example.com). The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. Online date: December 5, 2019 Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing: February 2020 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 17-25 doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000602 Buy Metrics Abstract An increasing number of palliative care educational programs strive to meet the workforce need for palliative care clinicians. This growth necessitates development of robust quality standards. The purpose of this Delphi consensus process was to describe high-quality postlicensure interprofessional palliative care education programs. The steering committee, composed of 6 faculty with experience implementing interprofessional palliative care educational programs, developed initial characteristics, definitions, and subcategories, which were refined through a series of 3 iterative Delphi surveys and a public presentation at a national palliative care meeting. More than 50 palliative care clinicians and educators representing multiple professions were invited to participate in the Delphi surveys; 20 completed round 1, 23 completed round 2, and 15 participants completed round 3. The final consensus included 6 characteristics with definitions, and both required and recommended subcategories for each characteristic. Identified characteristics include competencies, content, educational strategies, interprofessional focus, evaluation, and systems integration. This initial description of quality for postlicensure interprofessional palliative care education programs may be used by learners to guide program selection, new or existing program faculty for course development or quality improvement, or professional organizations to evaluate program quality in a program certification or quality award initiative. © 2020 by The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.