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Palliative Care

  • Application for Certified Hospice & Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW)
    The National Association of Social Workers offers credentials including Certified Hospice & Palliative Social Worker.
    Type: Certification resources
    Sponsoring Organization: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    Audience: Social workers
  • California Consensus Standards for Community-Based Palliative Care
    Document of consensus standards for community-based palliative care in California.
    Type: Document
    Sponsoring Organization: California Advanced Illness Collaborative
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
    Essential tools, training, technical assistance, and metrics to build and sustain palliative care in all healthcare settings.
    Type: Resources
    Audience: Providers, payers, and policymakers
  • Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care
    Increase the core skills of palliative care for all members of the interdisciplinary team. Modules can be purchased individually or in clusters.
    Type: Self-paced modules
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Formerly known as the UNIPAC series, this self-study focuses on a specific topic in hospice and palliative medicine, with accompanying confidence-based learning modules.
    Type: Self-study series of books
    Sponsoring Organization: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Audience: Physicians specializing in palliative medicine
  • Extremis
    Academy Award-nominated film takes us to the frontline of a public health crisis that touches us all. Extremis follows patients and families grappling with the thorny decisions associated with serious illness.
    Type: Netflix video documentary
    Sponsoring Organization: Jessica Nutik Zitter
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Get Palliative Care
    This resource provides clear, comprehensive palliative care information for people coping with a serious, complex illness.
    Type: Resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) eLearning
    Access to up-to-date, convenient, self-paced learning on palliative care nursing with real-time test grading and printing of your CE certificate.
    Type: Continuing Education (CE)
    Sponsoring Organization: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Audience: Nurses and nursing assistants
  • Minnesota Network for Hospice and Palliative Care (MNHPC)
    Promote quality of life in our communities through advance care planning, palliative care and hospice.
    Type: Resources
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
    Promote access to evidence-based, specialist-level palliative care for patients and families coping with serious or advanced illness, whenever and wherever palliative care is needed across the continuum of healthcare.
    Type: Continuing Education (CE), Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Nancy Joyner Consulting
    Education about palliative care.
    Type: Consultation, education, resources
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • The National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd Edition (2013)
    Guidelines for establishing quality palliative care.
    Type: Booklet
    Sponsoring Organization: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality
    The report details a set of 38 best practices for improving palliative care programs.
    Type: Document
    Sponsoring Organization: National Quality Forum
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Palliative & Spiritual Care Courses
    Online certificate courses in palliative care and spiritual care for the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team.
    Type: Certification resources
    Sponsoring Organization: HealthCare Chaplaincy Network
    Audience: Chaplains, healthcare professionals
  • Palliative Care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) Externship
    Provide extensive primary palliative education to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), to enrich their competency to care for patients with serious illness.
    Type: A five-day immersion course
    Sponsoring Organization: Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Audience: Advanced practice registered nurses
  • Palliative Care Education – Anytime, Anywhere
    Educating current and future professionals and the community.
    Type: Continuing Education (CE), Continuing Medical Education (CME)
    Sponsoring Organization: California State University Institute for Palliative Care
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Palliative Care Leadership Centers
    There are seven national Palliative Care Leadership Centers designated by the Center to Advance Palliative Care. These programs host site visits, including training and technical assistance for hospitals and other institutions seeking to start or strengthen their own palliative care programs.
    Type: Training
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin
    Support the growth of palliative care services through education, systems change, and advocacy.
    Type: Evidence based resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin (PCNOW) originally published by End Of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Palliative Care & Hospice Advanced Certification
    Resources about palliative care specialty certification.
    Type: Certification resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. (BCCI)
    Audience: Chaplains, healthcare professionals
  • Palliative Care: YOU are a BRIDGE
    Education about palliative care.
    Type: Video
    Sponsoring Organization: Center to Advance Palliative Care
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Palliative Doctors
    This website explains the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine and its benefits to patients and families.
    Type: Resources
    Sponsoring Organization: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Audience: Physicians specializing in palliative medicine
  • Pioneers in Rural Palliative Care
    Resources on palliative care.
    Type: Resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Stratis Health
    Audience: Healthcare professionals
  • Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN)
    National network of psychosocial care professionals dedicated to providing information, professional resources, policy updates, education, and research best practices in palliative and hospice care. Membership is open to social workers and other professionals in the hospice and palliative care fields. Supports the newly developed evidence-based certification opportunity, the Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification (APHSW-C).
    Type: Resources
    Audience: Healthcare professionals

Advance Care Planning

  • The Conversation Project
    The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Whether you're a healthcare professional, community volunteer, or faith leader, help us spread The Conversation Project to people where they work, live, and pray.
    Type: Resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • The Go Wish Game
    An easy, even entertaining way to talk about what is most important if you were to be living a life that may be shortened by serious illness.
    Type: Interactive game
    Sponsoring Organization: CODA Alliance
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience
    Each person goes through the stages of death in almost the same manner. And most families had the same questions. These realizations led Barbara to sit down and write the "Little Blue Book." The book that changed an industry.
    Type: Booklet
    Sponsoring Organization: Barbara Karnes Books, Inc.
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Hard Choices for Loving People
    Honest answers, practical advice, and spiritual guidance to help patients and families during a serious illness.
    Type: Booklet
    Sponsoring Organization: Hann Dunn
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Hello
    It’s a conversation game. It's the easy, non-threatening way to start a conversation with your family and friends about what matters most to you.
    Type: Interactive game
    Sponsoring Organization: Common Practice
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Honoring Choices North Dakota
    A collaborative group of statewide community partners whose shared vision is that the healthcare choices a person makes become the healthcare the person receives. The mission is to assist communities develop a successful advance care planning process.
    Type: Resources
    Audience: For healthcare professionals, patients, and families
  • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
    Translating patient wishes into medical orders.
    Type: Resources
    Sponsoring Organization: Honoring Choices North Dakota
    Audience: Healthcare professionals, patients, and families