This week, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation has been awarded a $753,000, two-year grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support the efforts of the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (Coalition) to establish community-based practice guidelines for palliative care. This grant will support a stakeholder summit and the development, endorsement, dissemination, and guideline implementation, modeled on the success and strategies of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care’s earlier Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 2013. This new project will allow us to expand the scope and reach of the initial guidelines to impact the delivery and integration of palliative care in the community setting,” said Sally Welsh, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. Click here for more.
More about palliative care in the community
Studies show that people facing serious illness prefer to be in their own environment. Palliative care in the community setting—defined as care outside of the hospital—therefore focuses on providing palliative care through established delivery systems, such as home care and hospice, as well as collaborative partnerships with service agencies and individual clinicians. The point is to maintain a person’s life at home or place of residence by maximizing quality of life, optimizing function and providing care that supports their goals and preferences. Click here for more info.