Resources for Practitioners

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Palliative Care and Hospice: General Information

Prognosis and Palliative Care

Benefits of Palliative Care

In-Depth Educational Resources for Clinicians Concerning Palliative Care


Cultural considerations for communication about palliative care and end-of-life options

Religious, spiritual and existential considerations

Pain Management

Access to Palliative Care

Role of Primary Care Provider

  • Weckmann, M. (2002). The Role of the Family Physician in the Referral and Management of Hospice Patients. American Family Physician, 77(6), 807-812.


Pediatric Palliative Care

Advance Care Planning and Capacity Determination

Patient and Caregiver Education Materials