A “seismic shift” in care is due in palliative care delivery, according to the latest edition of the National Consensus Project’s (NCP’s) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care. The call to action comes from guidelines that were “created to define the field of palliative care,” says Betty Ferrell, RN, PhD, co-chair of the NCP Steering Committee, and have continued to do so for over fifteen years.
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