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Palliative Care and Hospice Care Across the Continuum

Palliative care across the continuum addresses aspects of hospice-hospital partnerships and long term care.

Hospice-Hospital Partnerships

Collaboration between hospice and hospital programs is more than possible. It is an excellent opportunity for innovation and improving the care of seriously ill, hospitalized patients and their families.

Read about the opportunities and challenges in and tools for hospice-hospital partnerships in palliative care development.

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Palliative Care in the ICU

The ICU provides sophisticated, state-of-the-art care to seriously ill patients. Palliative care programs excel at integrating vigorous pain and symptom management. This is true whether life-prolonging or curative treatment is being provided or is being withheld or withdrawn.

Palliative care programs also ease case management burdens on primary physicians and staff. They provide assistance with care coordination and time-intensive patient-family communication.

The following materials are suggested as a starting point for those who are exploring opportunities to provide palliative care services in the ICU.

Learn more about palliative care in the ICU.

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Pediatric Palliative Care

Great strides have been made in improving care for adults with serious, advanced illness. Unfortunately, there is growing empirical evidence that the health care system has failed to meet the specialized needs of children with life threatening conditions.

However, pediatric palliative care programs and organizations exist. The materials on the linked page below are suggested as a starting point for those who are exploring opportunities to provide palliative care services to children in the hospital setting.

Learn more about pediatric palliative care.

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Long-Term Care

To meet the needs of seriously ill and frail adults, the nursing home of the future must deliver high-quality and compassionate care to its patients. At the same time, it must remain fiscally viable.

Palliative care is essential to achieving excellent and cost-effective care for adults with complex, advanced illness.

Explore palliative care services in the long-term care setting.

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Community-Based Palliative Care

Learn more about community-based palliative care.

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Pandemic Flu Resources for Palliative Care Providers

Learn more about Pandemic Flu Resources.

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