Health Care Providers
- This video highlights the important things you need to know about palliative care.
- Reference Fast Facts and Concepts, which is developed and maintained by the Palliative Care Network of Wisconsin, and contains over 300 peer-authored articles on specific subjects around palliative care. There are also mobile apps out there with similar with equally accessible information.
- Become familiar with other programs and services in your community and the surrounding areas that may support your patient and their family.
- Seek and participate in continuing education opportunities. Here are just a couple examples where you can find some:
- Consider gaining a certification through the Hospice & Palliative Care Credentialing Center.
- Support the state Palliative Care Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council.
- Join the National Consensus on Palliative Care. Its mission is to present a united voice to the public and policy makers on behalf of providers, professionals and other organizations.
Regional and National Resources
- The Midwest HPNA is dedicated to promoting Hospice and Palliative nursing through education and networking. They have quarterly meetings that feature speakers presenting topics pertinent to your practice.
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is a national professional organization aimed at advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with advanced illness.
- The Center to Advance Palliative Care is a national organization committed to advancing quality care for people living with serious illness.
- The most recent publication of Clinical Practice guidelines for Palliative Care Providers from National Consensus Project. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care, 4th Edition.
- The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care is a national organization dedicated to improving care for those living with serious illness. Their work focuses on policy and advocacy, state and community organizing, and family caregiver support.
- The National Academy for State Health Policy is a nonpartisan forum of policy makers across state governments aimed at learning, leading, and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges.
- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
- List yourself on the Palliative Care Provider Directory so those in our state can use it as a resource to find you.
- Palliative Care Quality Collaborative works to improve the care and well-being of people with serious illness and their caregivers by delivering timely and useful patient and program-centered data that identifies and promotes best practices through quality improvement, research and a supportive community of practice.
- Palliative Care Research Cooperative is a national organization supporting research in palliative care.
Janelle Williamson’s, APRN medical specialty is Palliative Medicine. In this video, she explains some of most meaningful resources for providers.