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Palliative Care & Pain Management:
Resources and Links

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions. For more than 20 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions.
  • Palliative Doctors is a website developed by the AAHPM of doctors who specialize in palliative medicine and have training and expertise in relieving pain and other symptoms caused by a person’s illness or medical treatments.
  • The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) provides health care professionals with the tools, training and technical assistance necessary to start and sustain successful palliative care programs in hospitals and other health care settings. CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services for people facing serious illness.
  • PALLIMED: A hospice and palliative medicine blog.
  • Vermont Palliative and End-of-Life Care Resource Connections provides information about important decisions and choices available to patients and their families when confronted with a life-threatening illness, and comprehensive information and resources related to hospice, palliative care and end-of-life care.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Council of Vermont (HPCCV) is an organization committed to assuring access to high quality palliative and end-of-life care including caregiver support and bereavement services for all Vermonters.
  • Madison-Deane Initiative (MDI) is the education arm of the VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties End-of-Life Care services. It was created in 1997 to educate the general public and medical professionals about quality care at the end of life. MDI advocates for the strengthening and coordination of quality end-of-life care through education and communication between related organizations. MDI is a two-way resource, providing educational programs to the community, as well as access by the community for questions on topics related to quality care at the end of life.