Palliative Care Information for Professionals & Consumers
What is Palliative Care?
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Building a Palliative Care Program
Quality resources- Guidelines, Standards, Measures
www.epec.net EPEC is a training program designed to train physicians on the essential clinical competencies required to provide quality end-of-life care.
www.eperc.mcw.edu End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center: is a repository for high-quality, peer-reviewed educational materials and information about end-of-life issues.
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/ End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC): ELNEC is a national nursing education initiative to improve palliative care.
http://www.mountsinai.org/Patient%20Care/Service%20Areas/Palliative%20Care Mount Sinai Palliative Care Center:
www.abcd-caring.org Americans for Better Care of the Dying
depts.washington.edu/pallcare/ The Center for Palliative Care Education
www.dyingwell.org Dr. Ira Byock is a long time palliative care physician and his website includes recommended books, articles, and websites; a discussion guide, The Grief Series , by Cathy Weber; and Landmarks and Developmental Tasks for the End of Life.
www.mountida.edu/sp.cfm?pageid=307 National Center for Death Education:
www.careofdying.org. A coalition of Catholic health care providers and organizations dedicated to improving the system of palliative care
Competencies and Fellowships
http://www.aahpm.org/certification/default/index.html American Academy Hospice & Palliative Medicine
www.abhpm.org/ American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
www.hpna.org/ Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in hospice and palliative nursing care.
Pediatric Palliative Care
Palliative Care in the ICU
http://www.swhpn.org/ Links to information, education, training, and research for social workers
Palliative and Hospice Forum/ Blogs/ Journals
www.liebertpub.com/JPM Journal of Palliative Medicine
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/505775/description#description Journal of Pain and Symptom Management: Official Journal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee.
http://www.jhpn.com/ The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing