Tools for Practice

Our clinical team has identified protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice.

Critical care
IPAL-ICU Project
In a major national effort to integrate and improve palliative care in the ICU, the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)... read more...
Palliative Care in the Emergency Department
Article "Palliative Care in the Emergency Department: New Specialty Weaving Into Acute Care Fabric" available on-line with... read more...
Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness (lecture)
Leffert Lecture, December 2014, Massachusetts General Hospital, presented by Dr Diane Meir, Department of Geriatrics and... read more...
Refractory Symptoms and Palliative Sedation Therapy Guideline
This guideline provides recommendations for the ongoing assessment and symptom management of adult patients (age 19 years... read more...
Surgical Grand Rounds: Palliative Care (presentations)
online presentations from Surgical Grand Rounds: Palliative Care at University of Massachusetts, Memorial Medical Center,... read more...
When to Consider Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Deactivation: A Guide for Patients and Family
This booklet provides information to patients and families around implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) deactivation. read more...