For Providers 

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
— Plato

Quick Guides

These provider guides and videos brought to you by Vital Talks deal with a variety of topics, including dealing with conflicts, giving serious news, discussing prognosis, responding to emotion, and more.

Serious Illness Conversation Guide

This resource from Ariadne Labs is a guide that helps you structure conversations about the difficult topics of serious illness, death and dying in a patient-centered and efficient way.

Palliative Referral Guidelines

Get Palliative Care offers concise guidelines to help you figure out if your patient is appropriate for a palliative care referral. A palliative care consultation will assist you in managing complex pain, symptoms, comorbidities, patient/family communication and other issues. Palliative care teams will also save you time.

Webinar Series in Palliative Care

Designed by the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, this webinar series provides continuing education for palliative providers.

Palliative Care Journal Club

Stay up-to-date with the palliative care literature. Palliative Care Journal Club is a streamlined source for all the latest publications and is frequently updated.

JAMA End-of-Life Care

Here is a collection of the latest publications from JAMA related to end-of-life care.

Palliative Care Fast Facts and Concepts

Fast Facts is a free online database that provides concise, practical, peer-reviewed and evidence-based summaries on key palliative care topics important to clinicians and trainees caring for patients facing serious illness.

Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care

PC-FACS is an electronic publication that provides you with concise summaries of the most important findings from more than 100 medical and scientific journals. Access requires membership in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

Maintenance of Certification

Here you can find continuing professional education for Palliative and Hospice certified providers, offered through AAHPM.

Stanford EOL Curriculum

In 2003, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Stanford Faculty Development Center (SFDC) developed a 16-hour palliative care faculty development course incorporating basic material designed to be used by physicians in any area of expertise. While some practice guidelines have changed, much of this content remains very relevant. The web-based curriculum is available online for free.

Palliative Care Education Project

Community Care Brooklyn (CCB), in collaboration with the MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, designed these topic summaries for palliative providers.