Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care

Author(s)National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care
FileNCHPC-NCPGuidelines_4thED_web_FINAL - 2018.pdf

The  goal  of  the  4th edition  of  the  National Consensus Project’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care (NCP Guidelines) is to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age . The NCP Guidelines are intended to encourage and guide health care organizations and clinicians (including non-palliative care specialists) across the care continuum to integrate palliative care principles and best practices into their routine assessment and care of all seriously ill patients . Also, the NCP Guidelines formalize and  delineate  available evidence-based  processes  and  practices as well as consensus recommendations for the provision of safe and  reliable  high-quality  palliative  care  for  adults,  children,  and families with serious illness in all care settings.

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