Palliative Care Information for Professionals & Consumers


What is Palliative Care?

Is Palliative Care right for you?

How to find a Palliative Care Provider. 

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Building a Palliative Care Program   Dartmouth Atlas: creation of customized reports looking at geographic differences in end-of-life care costs and utilization (US).

Quality resources- Guidelines, Standards, Measures

Clinical Practice   EPEC is a training program designed to train physicians on the essential clinical competencies required to provide quality end-of-life care.    End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center:  is a repository for high-quality, peer-reviewed educational materials and information about end-of-life issues.  End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC): ELNEC is a national nursing education initiative to improve palliative care.  Mount Sinai Palliative Care Center:   Americans for Better Care of the Dying    The Center for Palliative Care Education   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.  National Center for Death Education: A coalition of Catholic health care providers and organizations dedicated to improving the system of palliative care

Competencies and Fellowships

Certification-   American Academy Hospice & Palliative Medicine   American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine    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

Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network:  Links to information, education, training, and research for social workers

Palliative and Hospice Forum/ Blogs/ Journals Journal of Palliative Medicine   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.   The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing