Palliative Care Resources
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care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses like
cancer. It promotes quality of life by
preventing, treating, and relieving pain and suffering, and is appropriate for
people of all ages at all stages of an illness; it is not limited to the end of
life. The information here will help you
to learn more about palliative care.
ABOUT Palliative Care
Palliative Care Video: You are a Bridge
brief video is appropriate for health care providers AND patients who want to
learn more about palliative care. To
access the video in-office, simply use your smartphone (or have a patient or
caregiver use their smartphone) to scan the QR code to the left.
Cancer Society: Saving lives and preventing suffering for people
facing cancer are central to the American Cancer Society’s mission. The Society
collaborates with national partners to promote palliative care as part of
cancer treatment for patients and their families at any age and any stage.
City of Hope Pain &
Palliative Care Resource Center: A clearinghouse for information and resources
to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life
care. Materials include pain assessment tools, patient education materials,
quality assurance materials, end of life resources, research instruments and
Quality Life Podcasts: From Get Palliative Care, a patient podcast
series telling the stories of real experiences with palliative care.
FIND Palliative Care
Palliative Care: The site is provided by the Center to Advance
Palliative Care (CAPC) and offers a provider directory.
& Palliative Care Network of Maryland: A membership
association for hospice and palliative care programs, services, and facilities
in the state of Maryland. Offers
resources, training, education and a legislative “voice” to its member
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES in Palliative Care
are available for non-members to purchase)
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO): NHPCO’s End-of-Life Online (E-OL) is
your access to on-demand learning. State of the art E-OL Courses and webcasts
are specifically designed to provide new insights, innovation, strategy and
information to ensure the delivery of quality hospice and palliative care.
in Palliative and End-of-life Care (EPEC): EPEC curricula are available to health care
professionals to augment their knowledge and practice of palliative care. In its distance learning format, the
curriculum is partitioned into sections and is interspersed with videos, case
vignettes, and discussion questions. Users gain core competency in palliative
care and benefit from the flexibility and convenience of this format.
Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM): AAHPM provides continuing medical
education (CME) that supports and advances the practice of physicians in
hospice and palliative medicine. We strive to offer a range of opportunities to
earn CME, including live events; online, on-demand products; and virtual live
events such as webinars.
& Palliative Care Network of Maryland: A membership association for hospice and palliative
care programs, services, and facilities in the state of Maryland. Offers resources, training, education and a
legislative “voice” to its member organizations.
to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC): CAPC is the leading resource for palliative
care program development and growth. Offers continuing education opportunities
to members and member institutions.
Cancer Institute EPEC™-O Self-Study: Education in
Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Oncology (EPEC-O) is a comprehensive
multimedia curriculum for health professionals caring for persons with cancer.
& Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA):
HPNA E-Learning allows for access to self-paced learning with real-time
test grading and printing of your CE certificate.
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