Thursday, March 22, 2012

LIVE—Without Pain Campaign dispels myths about pain and empowers consumers

Learning the truth about pain and what can be done to manage pain is the focus of NHPCO's Caring Connections new campaign, LIVE—Without Pain.

Physical pain is only one aspect of suffering. Emotional and psychological suffering is also an important factor that must be considered.

Hospice and palliative care professionals, experts in helping patients and families cope with pain, know that pain can take away peace of mind, comfort, enjoyment, and most of all hope.

The campaign, to be officially launched at next week's Management and Leadership Conference, was developed in partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Caring Connections and Purdue Pharma L.P.

LIVE—Without Pain resources are available online at

Read NHPCO's press release online.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

NHPCO Showcases Examples of Hospices Expanding the Continuum of Care

Hospice in the Continuum of Care: Meeting the Needs of Patients.

NHPCO has released a compendium of 11 articles originally published in its member publication NewsLine that demonstrate ways in which hospice programs are working to create a more seamless continuum of care for patients and families. Hospice in the Continuum shines a light on hospice organizations which have expanded services or has partnered with other community organizations to reach patients earlier in the illness trajectory—before they may need hospice care. We invite you to download the PDF.

The 11 articles that comprise this new compendium are part of a monthly feature, Hospice in the Continuum, which first appeared in NewsLine in March 2011.

We invite you to download Hospice in the Continuum: NHPCO Compendium (PDF).