Hospice Care Information for Patients & Families

  • The Medicare Hospice Benefit, published by Medicare: click here
  • Paying for Hospice, published by Caring Connections and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: click here
  • Caring Connections, information on hospice and palliative care, advance care planning, advance directives, and caregiving: click here
  • Palliative Care, published by the National Institutes of Health: click here
  • Get Palliative Care (finding palliative care providers): click here
  • A Racial Gap in Attitudes Towards Hospice Care: click here for an excellent PBS documentary (article and video) regarding African American's use of healthcare and hospice.
  • Pediatric Hospice & Palliative Care: click here for a recent article by Lisa Lindley, PhD RN, at the University of TN.


Additional Helpful Links for Hospice & Palliative Care Providers

  • Missouri Medicaid Hospice Project: click here
  • Hospice Strategic Marketing Toolkit: click here
  • Hospice Payment Basics, published by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (takes a few seconds to load): click here
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: click here
  • American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine: click here
  • National Consensus Project: click here
  • PEACE Project, of the North Carolina Medicare Quality Improvement Organization: click here
  • Center to Advance Palliative Care: click here
  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care: click here
  • End-of-Life Library and the Katie Dolesh Family Reference Collection: click here