Best practices in clinical care delivery to improve quality of life for patients living with serious illness and their families.

Top 10 Resources to Help You Through the COVID-19 Surge

Updated November 30, 2020

Includes guidance for communicating with patients and families during the pandemic, and tools to work through resilience, moral distress, and grief.

How a Program Leader Climbed from Despair to Success

November 2, 2020

Diane E. Meier, MD, shares how her mentee – who was overwhelmed by increasing volume and limited staff – turned her program around.

Scaling Home-Based Palliative Care to Better Serve the Seriously Ill Population

Updated September 14, 2020

A former systems director shares how his team successfully saw additional high-need patients and families, without taxing resources.

Moving Into Nurse Leadership: From Barista to Palliative Care Lead

September 1, 2020

An inspiring nurse leader shares lessons learned in a Starbucks leadership training program, which prepared her for the role of palliative care lead.

How to Support AIAN/Native American Populations during COVID-19

Updated November 23, 2020

A discussion around the impact of COVID-19 on American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)/Native American populations, and how palliative care teams can help address health care inequities.

The Case for Better Behavioral Health Integration in Serious Illness Care Settings

August 10, 2020

Plus, practical steps that palliative care teams can take in order to implement a behavioral health model on the organizational level.

New Payment Models Provide Opportunities to Enhance Care in Nursing Homes

Updated July 27, 2020

A background on payment and quality of care in nursing homes, and one team's success in reducing avoidable hospital transfers.

Using Palliative Care to Support Equitable Care in the Midst of COVID-19

Updated June 15, 2020

An overview of COVID-19-related health and health care inequities for African Americans, palliative care’s role in caring for impacted patients and families, and CAPC tools to support these efforts.

“We Are in a War”: Mitigating Burnout in COVID-19

Updated July 13, 2020

Insights from health care and military experts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating burnout in health care professionals, and strategies to make it through this uncertain time.

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