NHPCO

AcronymDefinition
NHPCONational Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Alexandria, VA)
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127) See NHPCO, supra note 13, at 11-12 (describing the level of care hospice patients receive)
Three out of four hospice patients die in a "home" setting, either in private residences, nursing homes or residential facilities, according to NHPCO.
The NHPCO states that TS may be carried out "until death occurs, without concern for irreversibility.
NHPCO is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.
In a 1999 survey by NHPCO, fewer than 1 in 4 Americans put their wishes for end-of-life care in writing.
The coinvestigators, building on existing NHPCO guidelines for hospice social work services and input from experts in the field, developed most of the measures for the survey.
He also serves on the board of directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is immediate past chair of NHPCO's Ethics Committee, and chairs the NHPCO Research Committee.
NHPCO (2011a) also adds, "palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their disease process.
The current president and chief executive officer of NHPCO, Donald Schumacher, was also an active member of the task force throughout the project in his capacity as president of the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Cheektowaga, New York.
Attendees of the NHPCO Clinical Team Conference are encouraged to visit booth #503 to view some of these exciting new enhancements, including a new medication administration and grouping system.
use the exhaustive NHPCO Standards of Hospice Care/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Precepts of Palliative Care Crosswalk as a foundation for the survey;