Palliative care is designed to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for people facing the pain, symptoms, and stresses of serious illness. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and stage of an illness, and can be provided along with curative treatments. The resources below demonstrate the benefits of palliative care and provide practical tools to develop or improve a palliative care program in any setting.
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd Edition
Guidelines that serve as a blueprint to create new palliative care programs and to guide developing ones; specifically, the guidelines promote quality palliative care, foster consistent and high standards in palliative care, and encourage continuity of care across settings. (National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care)