Both hospice and palliative care focus on helping a person be comfortable by addressing issues causing physical or emotional pain or suffering. Hospice care is for patients with a terminal diagnosis who are no longer seeking curative treatment. There currently are more than 4,000 health care professionals involved in hospice care, and the number continues to grow. **
Books and Journals:
Books and journals on palliative care are available in print and electronic versions. Search MCWCAT using the keywords "palliative care", "bereavement", or "hospice care".
A PubMed (MEDLINE) search retrieves articles on all aspects involving palliative care. You may also search CINAHL for articles in nursing and allied health disciplines. Try using keywords in MEDLINE or CINAHL such as:
The goal of the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center is to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI)
American Pain Society
Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA)
International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
Medicare Rights Center
National Cancer Control Programmes Palliative Care, World Health Organization
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
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