Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.
The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit
Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at


November 1, 2016

holding handsIn a Director’s Message on the NINR website, Dr. Patricia A. Grady shares what NINR has recently been doing related to end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC). November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a perfect time to recount the Institute’s work on “The Science of Compassion,” which is how NINR refers to its EOLPC research.

Some of the topics Dr. Grady’s message discusses include the Institute’s Office of End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research, the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign, and the end-of-life module that NINR developed in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging for the site.

“Offering interventions and translating our science related to hospice and palliative care can enhance the quality of life for those most in need of symptom management and emotional support,” said Dr. Grady.

In addition to the Director’s Message to recognize National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, NINR also released a series of provider perspectives as part of the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign and will be participating in an upcoming National Library of Medicine Twitter chat on caregiving.

Please visit to read the Director’s Message. More information about NINR’s EOLPC research can be found on NINR’s Spotlight on End-of-Life and Palliative Care research webpage. And to learn more about the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign, visit

Share this article on:
Facebook Twitter linkedin Pintrest Google +