What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a medical specialty for those with serious and/or chronic illnesses such as cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal failure, and dementia. The focus of Palliative Care is quality of life. To palliate means to provide comfort or make less severe.

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Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAPHM) is a non-profit Specialty Organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Members practice in clinical, research, and education settings.

The purpose of this organization is to educate PAs on the fields of Palliative and Hospice medicine, grow these areas of medicine through the use of PAs, and advocate for PA rights in Hospice care.

This site is dedicated to PAs practicing Hospice and Palliative Medicine and those who want to know more about this field.

"Our lives are a story and endings matter." ~Atul Gawande

Mission Statement

To promote excellence, education, and legislative action for PAs in the

fields of hospice and palliative care.

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