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.
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
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
here to access the resources and best practices from this
Palliative and End-of-Life Resources