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ISBN: 1-934654-35-3

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

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