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NHPCO is Developing a Palliative Care Playbook for Hospices

For Immediate Release:
December 19, 2018

Now Collecting Tools and Materials from the Field to Include in New Resource.

(Alexandria, Va) – National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is developing a new tool for the field, The Palliative Care Playbook, designed to be a comprehensive resource that will include business case examples, job descriptions, budgets, documentation templates, metrics, competencies, and more regarding the provision of community-based palliative care. 

NHPCO is reaching out to hospice organizations that operate palliative care programs, separate from the hospice line of service, to please consider sharing tools and resources through this project.  Organizations that contribute will be acknowledged for any contributions used in the Playbook. 

“As the seriously ill population grows exponentially, so does the need for community-based palliative care and we know that our members are offering these needed services throughout the country” said Lori Bishop, NHPCO vice president, palliative and advanced care.

“In our recent Palliative Care Needs Survey Report (PDF), we found that 88 percent of survey participants are involved in some degree of community-based palliative care. This new Playbook will be a valuable resource to help with the implementation of new programs and assist with sustainability and expansion of existing services,” added Bishop. “We will be most grateful to all those who are able to share their expertise with the field.”

NHPCO has contracted Kathy Brandt, principle of the kbgroup, to be the primary author of The Palliative Care Playbook

To submit tools and resources, please respond to palliativecare@nhpco.org.

Learn more about NHPCO’s tools and resources for community-based palliative care.