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Ethics Advisory Council

NHPCO’s Ethics Advisory Council focuses on ethical issues identified by the Council, the Board of Directors, and NHPCO members. The Council plays a central role in advising and updating organizational stakeholders on ethical issues in hospice and palliative care by (a) providing ethics content and opportunities for discussion across NHPCO's learning and professional development platforms; (b) authoring and updating relevant NHPCO technical publications; and (c) serving as an interdisciplinary resource in ethics to NHPCO leaders. Meets every other month.

Council Roster

Expectations of Council Service

Council members are expected to:

  • Participate actively in a majority of council meetings/functions. Most NHPCO councils meet by teleconference, and many meet monthly. Materials should be read prior to the next council meeting. Council members are asked to notify the staff liaison if they will not be available for a conference call or meeting. See Advisory Council Attendance Expectations below.
  • Meet deadlines agreed upon by the council. Council work often includes drafting materials for monographs, surveys, position papers, articles, etc.
  • Answer questions regarding council work from NHPCO members. NHPCO staff will often refer member questions regarding council work to council members.
  • Present/participate in educational sessions and forums.
  • Work with the NHPCO staff and council chair to complete the council's work plan. Each year the councils agree to work on major projects over the year according to the priorities for the organization.
  • Notify the staff liaison of changes in contact information.
  • Council members are strongly encouraged to attend NHPCO events; however it is the member’s responsibility to assume any related travel expenses. NHPCO councils generally meet at the NHPCO conferences. NHPCO does not pay for travel-related expenses for council members.

Staff Liaison: Lori Bishop, Vice President, Palliative and Advanced Care, 703-837-3151

Review Committee and Council Guidelines