AACE Palliative Care Education Section

The American Association for Cancer Education's Palliative Care Education section includes a Section summary from the AACE meetings.


ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) is the agency that grants continuing medical education accreditation.


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

ACGME is responsible for the accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines. Site contains the Residency Review committees.


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

An international organization of physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine in the management of the terminally ill


American Academy on Physician and Patient

The American Academy of Physician and Patient is a professional society dedicated to research, education and professional standards in doctor-patient communication.


American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine Free End of Life Materials

Under the auspices of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, a working group of physicians and patient advocates has developed a set of informational materials for patients nearing the end of life. Brochures are availab


Association for Medical Education

This is one of the medical education associations in Europe that work to advance medical education research and practice: the Association for Medical Education in Europe published the journal & Medical Teacher.



Cancer Education Grant Program -- National Cancer Institute

The Cancer Education Grant (R25E) Program (CEGP) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a flexible, curriculum-driven program aimed at developing and sustaining innovative educational approaches.


Caring Connections

Caring Connections provides people with information and support when they are planning ahead, caring for a loved one, living with an illness or grieving a loss.


CareSearch- Palliative Care Knowledge Network

CareSearch is an online resource of palliative care information and evidence. All materials included in this website are reviewed for quality and relevance.


Center for Applied Ethics and Professional Practice

Research and clinical practice activities focusing on improving clinical practice in bioethics, pain management, and end of life care.


Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)

CAPC exists to help institutions build clinical palliative care programs in the US. They have many resources to assist individuals beginning a hospital or nursing home based palliative care program.


CAPC Campus Online

E-Learning courses for developing and sustaining a palliative care program.


City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center

City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center Nursing Research and Education Website. The purpose of the COHPPRC is to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life care.


Consumer-Friendly Tips Series on Complementary Health Practices

A new series of monthly health tips, Time to Talk Tips, will provide consumers with easy-to-read information on complementary health practices.


Counseling for Loss and Life Changes

Extensive offering of articles on grief and bereavement, FAQ's, discussion groups, memorials, weekly advice columns, and local and national resources. A separate section for children is also available.


Critical Care Primer for Patients and Their Families

An initiative of the Critical Care Assembly of the American Thoracic Society is to provide information about critical care and end-of-life issues for the general public.


Duke University Center for Palliative Care

Home site for the Duke Palliative Care program.



Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

A federally funded nationwide information network designed to provide access to education literature. It represents the world's largest education database.


End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)

The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, and is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


End-of-Life Care Consensus Panel - American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) is the nation's largest medical specialty society.


EPEC: Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care

The EPEC Project is designed to educate physicians across the United States on the essential clinical competencies in end of life care by delivering topic specific modules in train-the-trainer workshops.


Exam Item / Test Question Writing Manual

The National Board of Medical Examiners' Test Item Writing Manual. This site provides instructions on how to download a free copy of the manual, written by Drs. Susan Case and David Swanson.



Froedtert & Medical College Palliative Care Program

The Froedtert website is geared largely toward the community (no education, ed. programs etc), our website is geared to health professionals. Though it is outdated in terms of program dates, etc. it still includes valuable educational materials.



George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

GWish will strive to be a leading organization on educational and clinical issues related to spirituality and health.



Harvard Medical School Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice

The Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice offers intensive learning experiences for physician and nurse educators who wish to become experts in the clinical practice and teaching of comprehensive, interdisciplinary palliative care.



Institute to Enhance Palliative Care-University of Pittsburgh

Site provides informational Cases of the Month at the Institute to Enhance palliative care.


Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care

Children with life-threatening conditions face many hurdles. So do their families. The Initiative for Pediatric Palliative Care (IPPC - pronounced "ipsee"), represents a consortium of organizations joining forces to improve the care and the quality of life for terminal children.


International Observatory on End of Life Care

This unique programme provides research-based information about hospice and palliative care provision in the international context. We present public health and policy data, as well as cultural, historical and ethnographic perspectives.


IPAL-EM Launches to Improve Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine 


A new national initiative, IPAL-EM (Improving Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine) will integrate and increase the use of palliative care when seriously ill patients are admitted to the emergency department. Supported by the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Olive Branch Foundation, the new initiative will focus on areas of common ground. 


Iowa University Geriatric Education

The University of Iowa Geriatric Education Web Site One of The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awardees, the Univeristy of Iowa, provides CME/CEU credits through their geriatric lecture series, an E-learning page that includes end of life topics.



Journal of Palliative Medicine Blog

The Journal of Palliative Medicine blog is now up and running. The blog is a social media portal highlighting articles that have great potential to advance the field of palliative care using a meet-the-author feature or the virtual journal club feature. You can also follow on Twitter to get updates on new postings.



Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)

Nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. Accreditation by the LCME confers eligibility for participation in Federal student loan programs.



Medical School Objectives Project (MSOP)

This project, supported by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is designed to enhance the relevance and thereby improve the quality of medical student education.


My Senior Care

MySeniorCare is a leading online resource connecting families with a nationwide network of pre-screened, qualified senior care providers. From care assessment and provider comparisons, to financial calculators and an advisory board of industry professionals, MySeniorCare enables families who need senior care with a variety of decision tools that lead to better care outcomes.



National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Established in 1978, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advocacy for the rights of terminally ill Americans. NHPCO is the largest nonprofit membership organization devoted exclusively to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care.


National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC)

NPCRC is a national initiative committed to stimulating, developing, and funding palliative care research directed at improving care for patients with serious illness and their families. Located at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City where it receives direction and technical assistance, the Center will solicit research proposals from investigators throughout the United States.



Oregon Health Sciences University Center for Ethics in Health Care

The Center for Ethics in Health Care combines the perspectives of health professionals, patients, and families to improve teaching, research, and clinical consultation about ethical issues in patient care and health policy.



Pain Treatment Topics

Provides access to news, information, research, and education relating to the causes and effective management of pain


Palliative Care Nursing

Through a partnership between the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, a new website has been developed to provide nurses with access to resources for palliative and end of life care.


Palliative Care Education & Research - Michigan State University

This web site, sponsored by the Cancer Center at Michigan State University, offers a variety of general and program specific resources. The Easing Cancer Pain and Completing a Life programs are described and the CDs can be ordered online.


Palliative Care JournalClub

Browse your favorite journals and view the contents of the latest issue. Articles from Palliative Care journals, that may be of particular interest are flagged as Choice, and articles from other journals that are relevant to palliative care are selected by the editor(s).


The Palliative Care Policy Center (PCPC)

PCPC Offers expert support to hospitals, nursing homes, health systems, hospices, and other organizations , that serve individuals nearing the end of life. Their key goal is to gather information and create a common database that can help improve the experience of dying patients and their families everywhere.


Palliative Drugs

This site provides essential independent information for health professionals worldwide about drugs used in palliative and hospice care.


Palliative Medicine Program - Medical College of Wisconsin

Home site for the MCW Palliative Care program.


Palliative Medicine Resources on the Internet

This site from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science provides helpful clinical and education weblinks, including access to their General Internal Medicine's online course, Palliative Medicine, MED-880.


PALLIMED: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog

Premier blog for palliative care professionals featuring in depth reviews of palliative care literature.


Patient Education and Caring: End-of-Life (PEACE) Series

FREE, downloadable pamphlets available from American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine website for patients regarding palliative care and hospice.



Residents' Teaching Skills Web Site

This resource is a collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Section of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).



Senior Living Map


Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Care Reference Database

This is a searchable database of over 30,000 references related to Cancer Pain and Palliative Care.


STFM Bookstore

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Online Bookstore arranges titles by subject area, but you may also search by title, author, publisher, year published, ISBN, or for only the new books in a particular subject area.


The Supportive Care Coalition

The Supportive Care Coalition is a national coalition of Catholic health ministries, informed by our faith and values, advancing excellence in palliative care.


Surgeon and Palliative Care

Includes an annotated bibliography and pathway to Palliative Care By The Surgeon articles in PDF format.



University of Washington School of Medicine: Communication Skills Training for Medical Oncology Fellows

This 5-year program involves intensive communication skills training consisting of a 4-day residential retreat and distance follow-up mentoring by telephone. Two retreats will be held per year, one in the spring and the other in the fall.


UPMC Palliative Care Program

The UPMC Palliative Care Program site includes a newsletter, resource links, and a case of the week.



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WebMD Online Palliative Care Center

In an effort to provide patients and families with more information, WebMD has created a new "Palliative Care Center." The in-depth, online resource includes specific information for caregivers, adult patients, and pediatric patients 


WHO Pain and Palliative Care Communications Program

The mission of the WHO Pain and Palliative Care Communications Program is to improve access to professional education resources in pain control and palliative care, and actively support the WHO Cancer Control Program; we publish Cancer Pain Release, the only WHO periodical on pain control and palliative care and a well recognized resource for professional education.