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www.PalliativeDoctors.org: Organization Sheds Light on Hospice and Palliative Care
Date:8/24/2009

="_new">PalliativeDoctors.org, visitors will find:

  • detailed information about the benefits of palliative and hospice care
  • description of the palliative care team, including doctors, nurses, social workers and clergy
  • stories about patients who benefited from palliative care
  • advice for family members and others caring for a loved one who is seriously ill
  • guidance on when to inquire about hospice care
  • links to other services, resources, and organizations that can provide information and support

About AAHPM

The Academy is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other healthcare providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions. For 20 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions. Originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988, the Academy began with 250 charter members and has grown to nearly 4,000 today.


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