This Minnesota Network of Hospice & Palliative Care video was funded by a grant from the Greater Twin Cities United Way, and produced and broadcast by Twin Cities Public Television (tpt).
Patients with life-limiting illnesses whose pain and symptoms are well managed through palliative care can tolerate more aggressive or longer treatments, and improve their quality of life. An ICSI initiative sought to integrate elements of palliative care into routine care delivery through a model called LiLLIE--Living with a Life-Limiting Illness Every Day. This white paper describes the work of the initiative.
Introducing Palliative Care in Primary/Specialty Care
This white paper details the value of introducing components of palliative care, such as pain and symptom management, care coordination and shared decision-making, into primary and specialty care.
Consensus Definition of Palliative Care
This white paper, a synthesis of contributions from palliative care experts, provides an operational definition of the required elements of true palliative care.
Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life
Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life, is a 2014 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). A committee of experts found that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system. Get the free report.