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NINR Supports National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November 24, 2014

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. The goal is to increase awareness about these care options, which focus on comfort and quality of life. Although hospice is provided exclusively to those at the end of life (EOL), palliative care is available to people of any age who need relief from the symptoms of serious illness or treatment side effects.

As the lead Institute on EOL research at NIH, NINR has numerous resources to help promote awareness of hospice and palliative care and the importance of planning to ensure care matches a person’s wishes. The list of links below will take visitors to the many EOL and palliative care materials NINR offers, including pages spotlighting our EOL and palliative care science. NINR will be tweeting about these resources throughout the month of November. Please help us spread the word by following and retweeting @NINR and sharing the following list!

Spotlight on End-of-Life and Palliative Care Research

NINR’s Palliative Care Brochures (in English and Spanish)

End of Life module and frequently asked questions at

End of Life videos (Preparing for the End of Life, What Can Be Done about Pain at the End of Life? Exploring End-of-Life Care Options, all co-produced with the National Institute on Aging) at NINRnews YouTube channel

Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® Campaign materials: customizable tear-off provider pad (in English and Spanish) and videos (Pediatric Palliative Care, Starting a Conversation about Pediatric Palliative Care, and Pediatric Palliative Care: A Personal Story)

NINR Director Dr. Patricia A. Grady’s NIH Radio interview about the benefits of palliative care podcast

Because of Nursing Research: End-of-Life Care in the ICU

Building Momentum: The Science of End-of-Life and Palliative Care report

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