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Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine

Full access to CAPC tools and technical assistance on improving palliative care in the emergency setting (IPAL-EM) is reserved for members. Log in now if you're from a member institution. Or to learn more about membership, please call Member Services at 212-201-2674.

Patients with a serious 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 IPAL-EM resources in CAPC Central. If you have innovative resources you would like to share, please contact us at

CAPC members have access to all  IPAL-ICU,  IPAL-EM  and  IPAL-OP tools and expert resources. To access IPAL-EM, log in to  CAPC Central here. To become a member organization,  please click here.