Resources

Books
Hallenbeck J. Palliative Care Perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2003.
Journals
Berger A, Baker K, Bolle J, Pereira D. Establishing a palliative care program in a research center: evolution of a model. Cancer Invest 2003;21:313-320.

von Gunten CF. Secondary and tertiary palliative care in US hospitals. JAMA 2002;287:875- 881.

Walsh TD. Continuing care in a medical center: the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Palliative Care Service. J Pain Symptom Manage 1990;5:273-278.

Smith T, Loprinzi C, von Gunten CF (eds). ASCO Curriculum: Optimizing Cancer Care—The Importance of Symptom Management. Alexandria, Va: American Society for Clinical Oncology; 2001.

Pan CS, Morrison RS, Meier DE, et al. How prevalent are hospital-based palliative care programs? status report and future directions. J Palliat Med 2001;4:315-324.

Billings JA, Pantilat S. Survey of palliative care programs in United States teaching hospitals. J Palliat Med 2001;4:309-314.

Commission on Cancer. Cancer Program Standards. Chicago, Ill: American College of Surgeons; 2004:18. (Link to PDF)

Foley K. Advancing palliative care in the United States. Palliat Med 2003;17:89-91.

Field MJ, Cassel CK, eds. Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 1997.

Foley KM, Gelband H (eds). National Cancer Policy Board: Improving Palliative Care for Cancer. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2001.

Lunney JR, Foley KM, Smith TM, Gelband H (eds). National Research Council. Describing Death in America: What We Need to Know. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2003.

Ferris F, Balfour H, Bowen K, et al. A model to guide patient and family care: based on nationally accepted principles and norms of practice. J Pain Symptom Manage 2002;24:106-123.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Personal communication; December 1, 2003.

Providing Direct Billable Physician Services to Hospice Patients: An Opportunity to Upgrade the Medical Component of Hospice Care. Alexandria, Va: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization; 2003.

Websites
Brown University. Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research. Facts On Dying: Policy relevant data on care at the end of life.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care. Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care. (Link)
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. NHPCO Facts and Figures. (Link)
Living Well at the End of Life. Adapting Health Care to Serious Chronic Illness in Old Age. Joanne Lynn, David M. Adamson. Rand Health White Paper WP-137 (2003) (Link)
Fast Facts—Communication
Clinical Guidelines
National Consensus Project. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Palliative Care. (Link)

 

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