Healthcare Professionals

Stay up-to-date on the latest end-of-life care information by viewing links below.

  • Association for Death Education and Counseling®: One of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers. ADEC offers numerous educational opportunities through its annual conference, courses and workshops, its certification program, and resources.
  •  End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium: Offers courses for undergraduate faculty, clinical end-of-life care educators and other continuing education/staff development educators. The ELNEC project, a comprehensive, national education program to improve end-of-life care by nurses, is funded by a major grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Primary project goals are to develop a core of expert nursing educators and to coordinate national nursing education efforts in end-of-life care.
  • We Honor Veterans: NHPCO’s program designed to provide educational materials and resources for hospices that have committed to providing quality end-of-life care and services to Veterans.
  • National Association of Social Workers: NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
  • Center for Advanced Illness Coordinated Care: Presents healthcare providers with a care coordination model for improving end-of-life care and offers patients and their loved ones guidance and support for dealing with advanced illness and death.
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association: The purpose of the HNPA is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research
  • American Health Quality Association: The American Health Quality Association represents Quality Improvement organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

(source: NHPCO)