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Palliative Care Blogs, Columns and Journals

These blogs and columns focus on issues relevant to palliative care, publishing new content on a regular basis. Readers will find ongoing content updates, and subscription options. Writers will find places to publish their work. Tweeters and posters will find the regular updates on these sites provide ongoing content for posts to their followers.


"A website by clinicians dedicated to hospice and palliative care research, news and opinion."

This blog published several times a week, is run by a team of clinician volunteers who are leading the palliative care social media efforts. It is linked to the weekly Wednesday #hpm tweetchats, which provide an opportunity to get involved with others related to the content being published on the blog, in addition to the regular discussions for each post.

Writers will find this to be a welcoming place where you can get your ideas out to the palliative care clinical community, locally, nationally and globally.

Death and Dying

A free collection of articles about death and dying published in The New York Times.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

"The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AJHPM) is a peer-reviewed journal, published eight times a year. In 30 years of publication, AJHPM has highlighted the interdisciplinary team approach to hospice and palliative medicine as related to the care of the patient and family. This journal, therefore, appeals to members of the team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, pastoral counselors, psychologists, program administrators, and any other specialty involved in this care."

Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing

"Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing (JHPN) is the official journal of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association and is the professional, peer-reviewed journal for nurses in hospice and palliative care settings. Focusing on the clinical, educational and research aspects of care, JHPN offers current and reliable information on end of life nursing.

Feature articles in areas such as symptom management, ethics, and futility of care address holistic care across the continuum. Book and article reviews, clinical updates and case studies create a journal that meets the didactic and practical needs of the nurse caring for patients with serious illnesses in advanced stages. Continuing education, membership and certification association updates and favorite poems/stories are also included."

Journal of Palliative Medicine

"Journal of Palliative Medicine is the premier peer-reviewed journal covering medical, psychosocial, policy, and legal issues in end-of-life care and relief of suffering for patients with intractable pain. The Journal presents essential information for professionals in hospice/palliative medicine, focusing on improving quality of life for patients and their families, and the latest developments in drug and non-drug treatments.

The companion biweekly eNewsletter, Briefings in Palliative, Hospice, and Pain Medicine & Management, delivers the latest breaking news and information to keep clinicians and health care providers continuously updated.

Journal of Palliative Medicine coverage includes:

  • The latest medical advances in pain and symptom management
  • Evidence-based protocols
  • Model palliative care programs
  • Clinical case reports
  • Guidance for working with patients and their families
  • Psychological and spiritual aspects of end-of-life care
  • Roundtable discussions with leading experts in the field

Audience: Physicians and pediatricians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, pain medicine specialists, and hospice and nursing home staff, among others."

Palliative Medicine

"Palliative Medicine is a highly ranked, peer reviewed scholarly journal dedicated to improving knowledge and clinical practice in the palliative care of patients with far advanced disease. This outstanding journal features editorials, original papers, review articles, case reports, correspondence and book reviews. Essential reading for all members of the palliative care team."

Get Palliative Blog

The Get Palliative Blog is a resource for patients with a serious illness & their caregivers as well as clinicians and policymakers.

Hospice and Palliative Care Community Blog Directory

The hospice and palliative care blogging community is small yet mighty. A directory of known hospice and palliative care bloggers is listed below: Bioethics Discussion Blog Pallimed Pallimed: Arts & Humanities KevinMD Hospice and Nursing Homes Blog

GeriPal - Geriatrics and Palliative Care Blog

GeriPal is a blog focused on geriatrics, hospice, and palliative medicine.

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