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Palliative & Hospice Nursing : Web Resources & Ethnicity

Facts & Figures

NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America (2018--pdf download)

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association: Fact Sheet: Hospice Palliative Care in Canada (2017)

National Home and Hospice Care Survey (variety of reports)

United States Department of Health and Human Services:  Hospice Payment System: Payment System Fact Sheet Series (July 2019)

United States Department of Veterans Affairs:  End of Life Care

Wisconsin Department of Health Services :  Provider Directory by County Name (April 2020)

Patient/Family Teaching Sheets

The website for the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association has some very easy to read and understand teaching sheets for patients and family concerning aspects of end of life issues.  Included in the list of handouts are psychological assistance for family members, managing symptoms, identfying physiological sysmptoms nearing death, and mourning and grieving.

HPNA Patient/Family Teaching Sheets

Helpful Websites

Hospice Foundation of America  Information about hospice, end-of-life, grieving, education, and a variety of other information for physicians, family, and patients. 

Hospice Care via MedlinePlus.  A free and easy to read compliation of information, links, and materials for those interested in learning more about what hospice care is and does.  This resource is for the general public.  See the additional health topics of "end-of-life issues" or "palliative care" at

Hospice and Palliative Care FAQ, find a care provider, facts and figures and more (NHPCO)

Additional NHPCO statistics

BMC Palliative Care is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on the clinical, scientific, ethical and policy issues, local and international, regarding all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the dying and for those with profound suffering related to chronic illness.  is a globally run news and information resource committed to bringing you the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care.  Aimed at anyone with a professional or personal interest in palliative care, ehospice offers a single point of access to intelligence and good practice from around the world, with the aim of helping to improve patient care globally.