Palliative Care Overview
Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Palliative care throughout the continuum of illness involves addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and to facilitate patient autonomy, access to information and choice.
In 2018, NHPCO conducted a palliative care needs survey of its membership. Forty-eight states are represented in the survey results that are shared in this report.
Learn more about NHPCO’s palliative care level of membership and available benefits.
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Resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Learn more →
Palliative care is patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.Learn more →
FAQs about MACRA from the National Coaltion for Hospice and Palliative Care.Learn more →
Information on certification and accreditation for organizations and professionals.Learn more →
There are a number of opportunities for in person and virtual professional development.Learn more →
A library of papers and PowerPoint presentations, for members, on a wide range of topics on community based palliative care.Learn more →