NHPCO is committed to ensuring hospice and palliative professionals and volunteers are knowledgeable about trauma-informed end-of-life care and that they practice in manner that actively resists traumatization or re-traumatization of those receiving and providing care. To this end, NHPCO has formed a Work Group to define the term, educate hospice and palliative care professionals and volunteers, and support the provision of trauma-informed end-of-life care.

Online Learning

Encore Trauma-Informed Care Related Presentations
This course focuses on educating leaders around trauma-informed care related topics using conference session recordings to provide an understanding of the common triggers, responses, and techniques to calm patients experiencing trauma episodes. This course also discusses the advantages of integrating trauma-informed related care and the ability to provide effective and meaningful support.


2021 Resources Series 

Resources for Easing Stress and Trauma in Time of COVID-19

Grief Related Resources
The toll of COVID-19 on family members cannot be understated. For every death, it is estimated that there will be a minimum of nine bereaved family members. The consequences of the death of a loved one in addition to all the secondary losses experienced during a pandemic as well as other natural disasters and mass casualty events can be traumatic, trigger trauma symptoms and have dire consequences.

Use yoga, movement, breath, and sound to release pain and suffering and connect to love

The hidden perils of unresolved grief
McKinsey Quarterly | September 10, 2020

America isn’t ready for the coming wave of grief
Opinion by David M. Perry | February 11, 2021

What elements of a systems’ approach to bereavement are most effective in times of mass bereavement? A narrative systematic review with lessons for COVID-19
SAGE Journals | Volume: 34 issue: 9, page(s): 1165-1181
Article first published online: July 31, 2020; Issue published: October 1, 2020