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Precepts of Palliative Care (4 pp)
Author: Last Acts Palliative Care Task Force
Month/year published : 12/01/1997
Full Text : Precepts

Summary :
Describes the essential components of palliative care. Prepared by the Last Acts Palliative Care Task Force, headed by Colleen Scanlon (Catholic Health Initiatives) and Karen Lomax (National Center for Clinical Ethics, US Department of Veterans Affairs), the precepts have been accepted by more than 25 national and 35 state and local organizations. They provide a basis for discussion of what constitutes good end-of-life care in any clinical setting. They are being used by hospitals, hospices, and professional training programs.

Contact Information: Charlene Novosel
Phone : 312-751-1276 Fax: 312-751-1372

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