Editor: Constance Dahlin, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 3rd edition 2013.
The mission of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care
is to create clinical practice guidelines that improve the quality of palliative
care in the United States. Specifically, the Clinical Practice
Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care promote quality palliative care,
foster consistent and high standards in palliative care, and encourage
continuity of care across settings.
Since there is shared
responsibility for palliative care across health care settings, the emphasis is
on collaborative partnerships within and between hospitals, community centers,
hospices, and home health agencies to ensure quality, continuity, and access to
palliative care. There are eight
domains of care:
Domain 1: Structure and Processes of Care, Domain 2: Physical Aspects of Care,
Domain 3: Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects, Domain 4: Social Aspects of
Care, Domain 5: Spiritual, Religious, and Existential Aspects of Care, Domain 6:
Cultural Aspects of Care, Domain 7: Care of the Patient at the End of Life, and
Domain 8: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Care. These areas are delineated and the
elements of best practice are described.
The Clinical Practice Guidelines serve as a manual or blueprint to create new
programs and guide developing programs.
70 pages, soft cover
Table of Contents and Sample Pages
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