Hospice care is a philosophy of care focused on comfort, quality of life, and assisting those nearing the end of life. It is a system of care oriented towards treating pain and other symptoms without curing the illness.

Hospice care is a unique type of care, offering individuals with life-limiting illnesses a choice to live as fully as possible in the comfort of their own home. Patients can choose to remain in an environment that is familiar to them, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones. Hospice gives individuals the ability to be in control of all aspects of their care when they can no longer benefit from curative treatment.

Below is a list of the latest hospice care and palliative care news and research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world.

  • October 8, 2020Community Hospice's Faces of Caring
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Community Hospice, Inc. in… …
  • September 25, 2020Regional Hospice's Creative Approach to Advance Care Planning
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. It’s especially important… The …
  • September 18, 2020UC Davis Hospice: Bringing Comfort and Smiles to Hospice Patients During COVID-19
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. UC Davis Hospice shares how… Th …
  • September 10, 2020Gilchrist's Many Faces of Caring
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Gilchrist shares how the many… …
  • September 4, 2020Repaying the Favor: Recognizing a Veteran Volunteer
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Heart 'n Home Hospice shares …
  • September 1, 2020Hoffmann Hospice’s “Everything is Going to be OK” Campaign
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Tami Varner, Development… The N …
  • August 14, 2020Virtual Series Offers Tips to Parents to Help Children Who are Grieving During COVID-19
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Hospice & Community Care… T …
  • August 7, 2020Hospice and Structural Racism
    Don’t go there; please don’t go there, she thought to herself as her patient began to complain about the country going to hell because of Black people. Adding insult to injury, he ignored the obvious. …
  • July 31, 2020Hospice Ensures Patients and Their Beloved Pets are Cared For
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Columbus Hospice of Georgia and.. …
  • July 27, 2020NHPCO To Welcome New Chief Operating Officer Ben Marcantonio
    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is proud to announce that Ben Marcantonio, MS, MEd, LMFT, will join the NHPCO leadership team as Chief Operating Officer in September 2020. In… …
  • July 23, 2020Planting Seeds of Kindness
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Visiting Nurse and Hospice for… …
  • July 20, 2020CentraCare’s Music Therapists are Faces of Caring for the Community
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Nola Varilek… The NHPCO Updater …
  • July 16, 2020National Healthcare Decisions Day – July 16, 2020
    NHPCO Encourages All Americans to Learn about Advance Care Planning on National Healthcare Decisions Day, July 16, 2020 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, along with other national,… …
  • July 9, 2020The Red Suit: How a Chaplain Helped His Patient See Care Like No Other
    This Faces of Caring blog post submitted by Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care demonstrates how a chaplain went above and beyond to care for patient, forming a strong bond that lasted even. …
  • July 7, 2020A Message of Unity: from the Chair of the NHPCO Board of Directors to the Membership
    Dear NHPCO Members, As you may know, NHPCO is the nation’s largest leadership organization working on behalf of hospice and palliative care providers and the 60,000 professionals who work for these… …
  • July 1, 2020Crater Community Hospice’s Faces of Caring
    Even during a public health crisis, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community, and doing whatever they can to… …
  • July 1, 2020Palliative Care Needs Survey – Member Participation Matters!
    The 2020 Palliative Care Needs Survey is currently underway. NHPCO member hospices should have received an email invitation on June 19 with the necessary link to complete the 2020 survey, which… The …
  • June 25, 2020Hospice Austin’s Faces of Caring
    In this Faces of Caring blog post, Melinda Marble, Communications Coordinator at Hospice Austin, shares how her colleagues have been faces of caring for their patients, including those with COVID-19,. …
  • June 23, 2020FAQs on the 2019 National Data Set
    NHPCO has opened data collection for the 2019 National Data Set.  This valuable data collection tool is designed for all hospice providers and not just NHPCO members.       … The NHPCO Updater dives …
  • June 18, 2020Celebrating Pride with Patients
    In honor of Pride Month, Tracey Gregory, RN, QAPI/Education Coordinator at Hospice of Western and Central Massachusetts, reflects on some favorite memories of husbands Mr. D. and Mr. R., who both… T …
  • June 12, 2020Transitions LifeCare’s Faces of Caring
    In this Faces of Caring blog post, Darcy Dye Bowers, APR, senior public relations and communications manager at Transitions LifeCare, shares how her colleagues have put their faces of caring out in… …
  • June 5, 2020Author Ira Baumgarten Offers Free Grief and Bereavement Resources for Hospice Providers
    Ira Baumgarten and his family have had several experiences with death and loss, and the support of hospice helped them process the fear and grief often associated with death so they could be present.. …
  • May 29, 2020My Aha Moment
    In this Faces of Caring blog, Jennifer Kennedy, Senior Director, Quality & Regulatory at NHPCO, reflects on a very personal moment she had recently. COVID-19 has changed life for all of us and… …
  • May 22, 2020Hospice Bereavement Professionals Rise to the Challenge
    One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 health care crisis has manifested itself in the form of complicated grief. Families are being robbed of the ability to see their loved ones who may be dying in. …
  • May 12, 2020Hospice and Palliative Care Teams Rise to the Challenge
    Hospice and palliative care teams are continuing to find creative ways to provide care and comfort to the patients and families they serve. NHPCO is honored to share their stories and faces through… …
Alliance Hospice operates hospice care and palliative care programs in Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina and other Georgia and South Carolina Communities. We are one of the nation’s premier providers of end-of-life care.