Tag Archives: hospice

NASW Participates in Revision of National Consensus Project Palliative Care Guidelines

The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP), of which NASW is a member, recently released the 3rd edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. These interdisciplinary guidelines, which are available as a free download, can be used to develop, guide, and enhance palliative care programs across practice settings. The guidelines emphasize the role of the ... Read More »

Social Work Hospice Leaders Gain Recognition

Several social workers have recently received national recognition for their leadership in hospice and palliative care. Tracy Schroepfer, associate professor and director for the part-time MSW program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Social Work, was selected earlier this year to serve on the steering committee of the National Quality Forum’s Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care Project. NASW and ... Read More »

Celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month: Educate and Advocate

Join NASW in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an observance of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this November! Help preserve and expand access to hospice services with NHPCO’s Hospice Action Network. Access free educational materials for professionals and consumers at the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA)’s multimedia Hospice Information Center. Earn 2.5 CE credits by ... Read More »

NHPCO: FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

From NHPCO For Immediate Release: November 1, 2011 FHSSA Stresses Importance of Hospice Access for All Americans during November’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month “We Listen, We Care” is theme for November’s Month of Awareness (Alexandria, Va)— Amidst the outreach hospices are doing in communities across the country this November for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, FHSSA and ... Read More »

National Hospice/Palliative Care Month is here

From NHPCO: November is the best time to thank those who ensure that you provide the best care possible to your patients and families.  Celebrate the month by recognizing those who listen and provide hands-on care. Whether they are staff or volunteers, work in the office or out in the field, donate to your program, or refer patients to hospice – let ... Read More »

NASW Advocates for Change as Member of Hospice And Palliative Care Coalition

Coalition provides national leadership to assure a range of service options for patients & families affected by serious or life-limiting illnesses NASW recently expanded its long-standing advocacy for hospice and palliative care by joining the Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition (HPCC), founded in 2001. Together with the other six coalition members (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Center to ... Read More »

President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation

President Obama declared November 2010 as National Hospice Month.  Here is more information from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010President Obama Signs National Hospice Month Proclamation as the Hospice Community Works to Better Serve Veterans at Life’s End (Alexandria, Va) – In a proclamation issued from the White House, President Obama declared November ... Read More »

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – Oct 9, 2010

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. The theme for World Day 2010, which will take place on 9 October, is “Sharing the care”. From www.worldday.org: “This Day is for people to engage in events and activities to raise awareness and funds to support the development of hospice ... Read More »

NHPCO: Hospice Rate Cuts Softened in FY2010 Hospice Wage Index

The Final FY2010 Wage Index Rule was posted on the Federal Register public inspection desk just now.  NHPCO is thrilled to announce that the reimbursement cuts associated with the elimination of the Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factor have now been spread out over 7 years, instead of being harshly phased in over just 2 years. For nearly 18 months, the hospice ... Read More »

Urge Your Senators to Rescind the Hospice Rate Cut Regulation

ACTION NEEDED – Take action now at http://capwiz.com/socialworkers/issues/alert/?alertid=13377841 Please contact your Senators today and urge them to sign the Specter, Harkin, Roberts, and Wyden Dear Colleague letter, asking President Obama to rescind the hospice rate cut regulation. This letter is similar to the House letter being submitted to President Obama, which garnered 169 signatures under the leadership of Representatives Van ... Read More »