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.

  • March 19, 2021Hospice Social Work: A Calling that Satisfies
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. In observance of Social Work.. …
  • March 3, 2021Honoring Patient Choice and Organ Donation
    By Natalie McNeal, Wellstar Community Hospice, andKim Kottemann, LifeLink Foundation Honoring patient choices means that we must offer options to our patients and look beyond our current service… Th …
  • February 26, 2021Spreading Love with Valentine’s Day Cards
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Katie Sue Van Valkenburg… Th …
  • January 29, 2021The Power of Forgiveness at End of Life
    Care Dimensions chaplain Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div. shares her experience witnessing the importance of forgiveness and peace at the end of life — both for the person doing the forgiving and.. …
  • January 22, 2021Heart ‘n Home Volunteers Help Fulfill Janice’s Wish
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Heart ‘n Home Hospice… The N …
  • January 12, 2021Still Time to Order a 2021 NHPCO Webinar Package
    Have your educational calendar set for the year! NHPCO’s 2021 webinars bring you and your staff professional development and education from nationally recognized speakers presenting on the most… The …
  • December 29, 2020Dr. Powell reflects on all she has seen and the significance of vaccination
    Casa de la Luz Associate Medical Director Dr. Rebecca Powell, HMDC received the COVID-19 vaccine and wrote the following to describe the joy, hope and sense of peace that it brought. As I drive home.. …
  • December 21, 2020Becky's Vaccine Story
    NHPCO is pleased to share this piece written by Becky Wilder, volunteer coordinator for Uplifted Care in Bourbonnais, IL. Becky wrote this piece on Thursday, December 17, the day she received her… T …
  • December 18, 2020Heart ‘n Home Hospice Video Series: “Hope for the Holidays”
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Kandice Dickinson,… The NHPC …
  • December 3, 2020Hospice and Palliative Care Month Resolution
    NHPCO's blog shares a press release from the office of Senator Jacky Rosen. For Immediate Release: December 3, 2020Rosen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Designating November as National Hospice …
  • December 1, 2020Giving Tuesday is December 1
    Non-profit organizations across the globe are marking “Giving Tuesday” on December 1, 2020.  Following the initial holiday weekend marked by Thanksgiving, which has evolved to include “Black… The NH …
  • November 20, 2020The Space where Hospice and COVID-19 Meet
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. During National Hospice… The …
  • October 30, 2020Care Dimensions Helps Young Father Meet End-of-Life Goals
    Even during a public health emergency, hospice and palliative care professionals rise to the challenge of providing compassionate, person-centered care in the community. Care Dimensions shares how… …
  • 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 …
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.