Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is responsible for the Accreditation of post-MD medical training programs within the United States. Accreditation is accomplished through a peer review process and is based upon established standards and guidelines.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is an organization of physicians and other medical professionals dedicated to excellence in and advancement of palliative medicine through prevention and relief of patient and family suffering by providing education and clinical practice standards, fostering research, facilitating personal and professional development, and by public policy advocacy.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) is dedicated to increasing the availability of quality palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings for people with life-threatening illnesses, their families, and caregivers.
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) is a service that transmits applications, letters of recommendation (LoRs), Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPEs), medical school transcripts, USMLE transcripts, COMLEX transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants and their designated dean's office to program directors. ERAS consists of MyERAS, Dean's Office Workstation (DWS), Program Director's Workstation (PDWS), and ERAS Post Office.
End of Life / Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC)
The purpose of EPERC is to share educational resource material among the community of health professional educators involved in palliative care education. Through your participation in this site, we seek to foster the continued development of palliative care education. Home to "Fast Facts" on end of life care topics!
Institute of Medicine's book Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life from National Academy Press
From The New England Journal of Medicine, July 23, 1998:
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) study of end-of-life care was initiated by a request to develop guidelines for limiting futile treatments, but it was soon determined that such a task might itself prove futile. Instead, the IOM embarked on a large-scale study of a broader issue -- the status of care for the dying. The study sought to evaluate the state of knowledge in the field, methods for assessing outcomes, patients' preferences, and the quality of care and to identify barriers to high-quality care and propose steps for improvement. An impressive amount of thought and energy went into the work of the 12-member committee of experts and its staff, which held public meetings, reviewed and critiqued literature and testimony, and compiled a 418-page report. As a summary and critique of the state of affairs nationally, the IOM report can certainly be viewed as a definitive work.
Institute of Medicine's book Improving Palliative Care for Cancer: Summary and Recommendations (2001)
This book builds on and takes forward an agenda set out by the 1997 IOM report Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life. The book identifies the special needs of cancer patients and the importance of the clinical and research establishment involved in cancer care to take a leadership role in modeling the best quality care from diagnosis to death for all Americans.
The goal of Pallimed is to review current palliative medicine, hospice, end-of-life research with a particular focus on publications not from the major palliative care journals. Pallimed also highlights important events in end-of-life care from the news media and entertainment arenas.
Wishard Health Services (Wishard)
For more than 150 years, Wishard Health Services has provided Indianapolis-area residents with the highest quality healthcare. We strive to provide a wide variety of outstanding services to the community.
"You're Sick. It's Serious."
A two and a half minute video produced by the AAHPM posted on YouTube to highlight the specialty of Palliative Medicine.