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Call for Nominations - Circle of Life Award: Celebrating Innovation in Palliative and End-Of-Life Care
 
P
ITTSBURGH, PA, April 24, 2013— The National Consensus Project (NCP) announces the release of the third edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. Released in March, the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Care reflect the maturation of the field, health care reform, quality outcomes, and evidenced based palliative care research. This document incorporates important quality assessment and improvement initiatives into palliative care, and describes the comprehensive care necessary for patients at the end of life. The Clinical Guidelines emphasize the patient family centered focus of palliative care, promoting access to palliative care across all patient populations and all health settings.  There is expansion of composition and necessary education of the interdisciplinary team beyond chaplaincy, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work to include rehabilitation therapists, respiratory care, and other therapies.
 
"The purpose of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care is to promote the implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines that ensure care of consistent and high quality, and that guide the development and structure of new and existing palliative care services."

  

Serving as a Task Force of:


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 


Center to Advance Palliative Care

 


Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

 


National Association of Social Workers

 


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

 


National Palliative Care Research Center