Description: The goal of the 4th edition of the National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care (NCP Guidelines) is to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age. The NCP Guidelines are intended to encourage and guide health care organizations and clinicians (including non-palliative care specialists) across the care continuum to integrate palliative care principles and best practices into their routine assessment and care of all seriously ill patients
AACN Domains: Clinical Judgement; Communication; Compassionate Care; Evidence-Based Practice
Audience: Baccalaureate Level; Graduate Level; Practicing Nurses; Nursing Faculty
Tips and Suggestions: This is a comprehensive resource for learners of all disciplines, especially non-palliative care specialists, to understand how best to integrate palliative care principles into their routine work.
Citation: National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018. https://www.nationalcoalitionhpc.org/ncp.