Healthcare Professionals

Stay up-to-date on the latest end-of-life care information by viewing links below.

  • Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling®: One of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers. ADEC offers numerous educational opportunities through its annual conference, courses and workshops, its certification program, and resources.
  • Association of American Medical Colleges: The Association of American Medical Colleges has as its purpose the improvement of the nation’s health through the advancement of medical schools and teaching hospitals. Web site includes listing of major medical conferences.
  • Health GateHealth Gate is a provider of medical, health, and wellness information on the World Wide Web. Health Gate offers an extensive constantly enlarging array of content for physicians, medical researchers, and consumers that is easy and inexpensive to use while maintaining the highest standards of academic and scientific integrity.
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the leading professional organization representing physicians who treat people with cancer.
  • The Education on Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Project: The mission of The EPEC Project is to increase the core skills of palliative care for all members of the interdisciplinary team. At the heart of the Project is the EPEC Curriculum. The EPEC Team invites members of the health care team to become EPEC Trainers. In this role, you will join a team of over 1,600 existing EPEC Trainers who are changing the experience of illness, dying, and bereavement for patients, families, and health care providers.
  • Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care: Dedicated to long-term changes to improve health care for dying persons and their families through technical assistance to innovative demonstration projects addressing particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.
  • National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC):NPCRC is a national initiative committed to stimulating, developing, and funding palliative care research directed at improving care for patients with serious illness and their families.
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care: A resource to hospitals and other healthcare settings interested in developing palliative care programs. CAPC is a national initiative supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
  • AMDA Foundation: An independent not-for-profit organization, serves as the research arm of AMDA. The Foundation’s mission is: The AMDA Foundation advances excellence in patient care through research and its translation into long term care practice to support the members and mission of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).
  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: Offers courses for undergraduate faculty, clinical end-of-life care educators and other continuing education/staff development educators. The ELNEC project, a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Primary project goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life care.
  • We Honor Veterans: NHPCO’s program designed to provide educational materials and resources for hospices that have committed to providing quality end-of-life care and services to Veterans.
  • National Association of Social Workers: NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
  • Center for Advanced Illness Coordinated Care: Presents healthcare providers with a care coordination model for improving end-of-life care and offers patients and their loved ones guidance and support for dealing with advanced illness and death.
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association: The purpose of the HNPA is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research
  • American Health Quality Association: The American Health Quality Association represents Quality Improvement organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

(source: NHPCO)