Patients with serious or life-threatening illness are likely to find themselves in an emergency department at some point along their trajectory of illness, and they should expect to receive high-quality palliative care in that setting. In the last five years, emergency medicine has increasingly taken a central role in the early implementation of palliative care. Widespread integration of palliative care into the day-to-day practice of emergency medicine, however, is often jeopardized by the demands of many competing priorities.

IPAL-EM was designed to help. It offers a central portal for sharing essential expertise, evidence, tools and practical resources to assist clinicians and administrators with the successful integration of palliative care and emergency medicine.

Support is provided by the Olive Branch Foundation and the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).

Take advantage of guidance from our experts and explore our website. If you have innovative resources you would like to share, please contact us at ipalem@mssm.edu.

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