Virtual Lobby Day for PCHETA is April 27
Join AAHPM and other palliative care supporters on April 27 to raise the visibility in Congress of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA). A Participation Guide offers email talking points and sample social media posts, making it easy to request your lawmakers' support.
Attend the 2016 Summer Institute
Registration for the Summer Institute is now open. Join us in Pittsburgh, PA this July and attend one of four great courses to broaden your knowledge and leadership skills.
Present at the 2017 Annual Assembly
Are you interested in presenting at the 2017 Annual Assembly? The Assembly Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, and SIG-endorsed sessions until May 2. Submit your proposal today.
Get Involved in National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. Help raise awareness about the importance of advance care planning by making your own healthcare decisions, encouraging state leaders to establish an online advance directive registry, and more. #NHDD
Access 2016 Assembly Materials
Handouts and materials from the 2016 Annual Assembly sessions are available for download. Be sure to save your content before they are gone.
Have We Improved the Quality of End-of-Life Care?
To assess progress since the release of Dying in America in September 2014, the National Academy of Medicine is conducting a nationwide survey to track improvements, discover barriers, and understand areas of need. Share your experiences and encourage others to take the survey.
PCHETA Reintroduced in the Senate - Take Action!
The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) has been reintroduced in the Senate as S. 2748. Use AAHPM's Legislative Action Center to urge your members of Congress to support this crucial legislation that will help expand workforce, awareness, and research in palliative care.
CDC's New Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines on prescribing opioids, intended for primary care clinicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
Scope of Practice Competencies for Spiritual Care Released
HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) released the first evidence-based scope of practice, or set of competencies, for professional chaplaincy, giving spiritual care specialists, other providers and administrators a framework in which to provide quality spiritual care in health care settings.
Quality Indicators for Spiritual Care Released
A panel of experts convened by HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN) has developed the field's most comprehensive evidence-based indicators that demonstrate the quality of spiritual care in healthcare.