Welcome to the Palliative Nursing Network’s resources page! Here you will find hand-picked resources that come highly recommended by palliative care experts. The list will only keep growing, so feel free to bookmark this page for convenient future reference.


Dying in America, 2014.

A landmark IOM report on ‘improving quality and honoring individual preferences near the end of life.’ Numerous resources and a free PDF.

Facts on Hospice and Palliative Care in America

Facts and figures on hospice and specialty palliative care, compiled annually by NHPCO. A great resource for writing with free pdfs.

Palliative Care Benefits, Services & Models

This UpToDate article by Diane Meier of CAPC provides a comprehensive practice-oriented overview of specialty palliative care.


Advance Care Planning

A comprehensive list for healthcare professionals about advance care planning resources. From the Conversation Project.

The Conversation Project

For patients and families to use as they begin advance care planning. Provides direction for important conversations. Not a legal document.

Five Wishes

Called the “living will with a heart and soul”. Easy to understand and use. This can be used as a legal advance directive in many US states.


Advance directive information for healthcare consumers about creating a living will and health care power of attorney.

Advance Directives that Work

How to set up an advance directive so that it works when you need it. From the American Cancer Society

National POLST Paradigm

Out-of-hospital life-sustaining treatment order information, and their use in each state in the US.

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