End-of-Life - Provider Resources

Provider Education:

  • Core Curriculum Fast Facts and Concepts - Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin
    This site is intended to support individuals involved in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of end-of-life/palliative education for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. Among the resources offered are: Fast Facts, educational and training materials, suggested articles, news, blogs, and links to clinical and educational Web resource centers

  • End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium
    The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses. Primary project goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life care.

Provider Tools:

  • Advance Care PlanningMichigan Quality Improvement Consortium Guideline
    This document serves as a guide for medical professionals as they begin the advanced care planning conversation with patients, and assist them throughout the planning process.
  • Center for Shared Decision Making - Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
    Shared decision making is the collaboration between patients and caregivers to come to an agreement about a healthcare decision. The Center for Shared Decision Making website offers a Decision Aid Library, a Health Care Decision Guide, and other resources.
  • Foundation for Informed Decision Making
    This webpage provides information about evidenced-based Shared Decision Making including Shared Decision making resources, research and policies.
  • The Michigan Physician Guide to End-of-Life Care
    This booklet is designed to help physicians deal more effectively with dying and death. Chapters include: Communication at the End of Life; Advance Care Planning; Palliative Care; Hospice: A Team Approach to Care; and Emotions, Spirituality and the Tasks of Dying. (2010)

Websites of Interest:

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
    AAHPM is an organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in palliative medicine and the prevention and relief of suffering among patients and families by providing education and clinical practice standards; fostering research; facilitating personal and professional development of its members; and public policy advocacy.

  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    Established in 1986, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association is the nation's largest and oldest professional nursing organization dedicated to promoting excellence in pain management and end-of-life care.

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
    Provides education and resources aimed at expanding access to hospice care and improving the quality of life for people at the end of their life

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