Wednesday, April 03, 2013

National Palliative Care Research Center

The mission of the National Palliative Care Research Center (NPCRC) is to improve care for patients with serious illness and the needs of their families by promoting palliative care research. In partnership with the Center toAdvance Palliative Care, the NPCRC will rapidly translate these findings into clinical practice. 

Specifically, the NPCRC is providing a mechanism to:

• Establish priorities for palliative care research;

• Develop a new generation of researchers in palliative care;

• Coordinate and support studies focused on improving care for patients and families living with serious illness.

Pain and Symptom Management

The following is a selection of tools for assessing pain and assessing and tracking the level of symptoms (some are patient reported).