In 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 NIHSeniorHealth.gov 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 https://www.ninr.nih.gov/aboutninr/directors-message/2016-nhpc-month 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 www.ninr.nih.gov/conversationsmatter.