American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Resource summary

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership also is open to other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions.

Activities focus on education and training, resources, networking, and advocacy.

Mission

The Academy’s core mission is to expand access of patients and families to high-quality palliative care and advance the discipline of hospice and palliative medicine through professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and public policy. The core purpose of the Academy is to improve the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions through the advancement of hospice and palliative medicine.

Audience
Care Managers
Nurses
Operations
Patients
Practice Manager
Primary Care Provider (Physician, ARNP, or PA)
Psychologist/Mental Health/Psychiatrists
Quality Improvement Managers
Regional Connectors
Social Workers
Practice Type
Behavioral Health
Palliative Care
Primary Care
Resource type
Tools
Publication date
Sponsoring organization
Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative
Policy and Reference
Implementation