Palliative Care Professional Education


Making the Case for Hospital Based Palliative Care
Measuring Quality and Impact of Palliative Care Programs
New Analysis Show Hospitals Continue to Implement Palliative Care Programs at Rapid Pace


Building a Palliative Care Program

Palliative care programs can help hospitals and health systems achieve the ultimate win-win healthcare scenario.

Geographic Differences in End-of-life Care Costs and Utilization

The Dartmouth project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians.

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

Provides healthcare professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings.

The IPAL Project (IPAL-OP): Offers a central repository for learning how to start an outpatient palliative care clinic or home-based program.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Provides the best way to keep yourself informed of all the changes occurring within hospice and palliative care.

NHPCO End-of-Life Resources

Tools to benefit patients, patients families and professionals when dealing with end-of-life care.

National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)

Is committed to stimulating, developing and funding research directed at improving care for seriously ill patients and their families.

Clinical Practice


A training program designed to train physicians on the essential clinical competencies required to provide quality end-of-life care.
End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center is a repository for high-quality, peer-reviewed educational materials and information about end-of-life issues.

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

A national nursing education initiative to improve palliative care.

Mount Sinai

A palliative care center.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Enhance Your Knowledge. Enhance Your Practice.

Americans for Better Care of the Dying

An organization dedicated to social, professional, and policy reform to improve care for patients with serious illness and their families

Ira Byock, MD

Is a long-time palliative care physician and his website includes recommended books, articles, and websites; a discussion guide, The Grief Series, by Cathy Weber; and Landmarks and Developmental Tasks for the End of Life.

National Center for Death Education (NCDE)

At Mount Ida College is dedicated to offering you and fellow care giving professionals in thanatology—the field of death, dying and grief—the latest industry knowledge and trends through a number of professional development programs.

Competencies and Fellowships

Support for Fellowships

AAHPM aims to meet this workforce shortage head on by providing subspecialty training.

Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing

There are few Palliative Care APRN Fellowships


Certification for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialists

Certification through the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) – Certification Preparation

Pediatric Palliative Care

The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC)

CAPC’s Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ provide customized training and technical assistance to teams who treat children and want to provide expert, high-quality care.

Palliative Care in the ICU

The IPAL Project

Improving Palliative Care in the ICU.

Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Dedicated to providing the best and latest information, professional resources, policy updates, and new and emerging education and research best practices in palliative and end-of-life care.