For Professionals > Discipline Specific Resources

MHPCA is pleased to provide information and resources for health care professionals on subjects related to hospice and palliative care.

Nurses

The Hospice Nurse Committee was established to provide valuable input to MHPCA in the development of educational and networking opportunities for nurses.

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MHPCA Educational Opportunities
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

The nation’s largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in pain management and end-of-life care.

National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN®)

Promote delivery of comprehensive palliative nursing care through the certification of qualified hospice and palliative nurses.

National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)

An interdisciplinary-focused and discipline specific forum supporting hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers through the provision of resources, education, and networking opportunities.

Chaplains

The Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplains Committee’s purpose is to identify and develop educational opportunities that enhance professional development of hospice and palliative care chaplains/spiritual care counselors; create an environment for state and regional fellowship and collegial bond among hospice and palliative care chaplains/spiritual care counselors that supports one another; and advocate for spiritual care needs of hospice and palliative care patients and their families.

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MHPCA Educational Opportunities
Missouri Licensure Spiritual Counselor Defined
Frequently Asked Questions
National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)

Social Workers

The Hospice and Palliative Care Social Workers Committee has a long history of providing guidance to the association in its development of educational, resource and networking opportunities.

Learn More:
MHPCA Educational Opportunities
National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)
National Association of Social Workers – Missouri Chapter

Physicians

MHPCA Educational Opportunities
National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

An organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in and advancement of palliative medicine.

Volunteer Coordinators

The Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Committee works in collaboration with MHPCA to strengthen educational and networking opportunities for Hospice Volunteer Coordinators.

*The estimated dollar value of a volunteer’s time is $23.07 per hour for 2014, according to the Independent Sector, a nonpartisan coalition of charities, foundations and corporate giving programs.

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MHPCA Educational Opportunities
National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)
Point of Life Foundation Calculating the Impact of Volunteers

End-of-Life Dieticians and Nutritionists

National Council of Hospice Professionals (NCHPP)