Palliative and End-of-Life Care

An AACN Advocacy Initiative

AACN has prioritized three major advocacy initiatives: healthy work environments, palliative and end-of-life care, and staffing and workforce development. In addition to our focused work in acute and critical care, we work with other organizations in coalition, lending our voice to advance these priorities. By participating in task forces, policy conferences and development of national standards and documents, AACN is working toward our vision of "a healthcare system where acute and critical care nurses can make their optimal contribution."

Self Assessment: Palliative and End-of-Life Care

This palliative care assessment is a chance to test your own skill level and bridge any knowledge gaps that you may have along with assessment questions.

You will find access to a comprehensive resource document which provides information on all areas of palliative care, from anxiety management and dyspnea to delirium and pain management. Assess your knowledge now...


Promoting Excellence in Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Check out our E-Learning course on Palliative and End-of-Life Care. By conveying the complexity of symptom management and the trajectory of death, this course allows nurses to practice different approaches in a virtual environment.  Learn more...


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:  Promoting Excellence at End-of-Life

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.

Through the efforts of the Critical Care Workgroup, the grantees and all the participating hospitals, and innovative demonstration projects, the program strove to address particular challenges to existing models of hospice and palliative care.  Click here to access the resources and best practices from this program...
 


Palliative and End-of-Life Resources