Palliative Care in Every Community
Palliative Care is a specialized approach to care for patients with serious or advanced illnesses that focuses on effectively addressing the physical, psychological, and spiritual pain and symptoms associated with illness. It can be provided at any stage of a serious illness and includes not only medical interventions, but also encompasses effective advanced care planning/goals of care discussions, education, and information on the illness for both the patient and family. Palliative Care has been cited as one of the most impactful ways our healthcare system can improve the quality of care for the growing number of patients living with serious illness. Numerous studies have shown that palliative care brings better outcomes for patients, and their families, as well as serving as a resource and support for the healthcare professionals managing the patient’s treatment. It has been shown to be an effective approaching to help reduce the low value care that patients often receive during the later stages of an advanced illness.
Public Policy and Advocacy
The focus of this workgroup is to advocate for palliative care with policy makers for Floridians living with serious, chronic or advanced illness.
Professional Education and Practice
The focus of this workgroup is to help foster curriculum development and learning opportunities for palliative care professionals that promote better quality of life for Floridians living with serious, chronic or advanced illness
Community Outreach and Partnerships
The focus of this workgroup is to engage the community and develop partnerships that support and inspire the acceleration of solutions that promote better quality of life for Floridians living with serious, chronic or advanced illness.
The focus of this workgroup is to help the community understand what palliative care is and promote better quality of life for Floridians living with serious, chronic or advanced illness.
Latest News and Research Articles
A news gallery of important events, research and news that help craft the story of palliative care in Florida and across the country.
Although most care for people with serious illness is delivered by multiple providers and agencies, there is no gold standard for how to assemble,...
Family caregivers often serve as unpaid members of the home and community-based care workforce for people with serious illness; as key partners in...