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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Helpful Websites
This website provides essential, comprehensive and independent information for health professionals about the use of drugs in palliative care.
A website offering links to a variety of assessment and evaluation tools.

Palliative Care Tools
Program evaluation tools developed or used by PEELC grantees and a resource of validated, published key clinical assessment and research tools used int he field of palliative care.
This website includes databases on health plan formularies, 2005 ECD-9 Cm codes and PDA integration into bedside care.

Support for individuals involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of end-of-life/palliative education for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Developed by the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care at the Beth Israel Medical Center, this site provides healthcare professionals with accurate, reliable information on treatment options. The Pain Multimedia Library provides the latest information and treatment options for common pain syndromes. Palliative Care for Advanced Disease (PCAD) Pathway was prepared to guide the interdisciplinary management of imminently dying patients. Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain Interactive Module teaches how to assess a patient with neuropathic pain and develop a multimodal therapeutic strategy.


American Academy of hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

World Health Organization (WHO) - Palliative Care


Journal of Palliative Medicine

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Other information

Hospice: A Special Kind of Care
For those interested in hospice care, generally defined as care offered in the final six months of life, see this helpful brochure from Inova.