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Palliative Care Best Practices: A Guide for Long-Term Care and Hospice

If you or your organization provides patient care through long-term care, assisted living, or home health, this manual is an essential tool to assist you in providing high quality, efficient, patient-centered care!

In 2010 and 2011, multiple members of CIVHC's Palliative Care Task Force worked together to update this step-by-step, comprehensive manual which serves as a guide to providing quality care for long-term care residents. The document addresses advance care planning and advance directives, pain and symptom management, spiritual and emotional issues, death practices and bereavement support for families and facility staff. A special section provides detailed guidelines for coordination of services with hospice care.

Download the Palliative Care Best Practices Guide

For additional information, please email info@civhc.org.

Special thanks to the following Palliative Care Task Force members for their valuable contributions in updating the PCBP guide:

  • Jennifer Ballentine, MA, Executive Director, Life Quality Institute
  • Gayle Bereskin, DO, Work Group Chair
  • Frank Cornelia, MS, NCC, Project Coordinator, CIVHC
  • Janie Dunckley, MPP, Program Assistant, CIVHC
  • David Koets, MD, Chief Medical Officer, The Denver Hospice
  • Sherrie Kroemer, DON, Rowan Community
  • Jenny Nate, MSW, Director of Policy and Planning, CIVHC
  • Susan Pachek, MSW, Agape Healthcare
  • Maureen Pangle, RN, ND, CHPN