Welcome to the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research Guide.
This guide will direct you to resources in palliative and end-of-life care at Fordham University Libraries. Click on the tabs at the top to find books, articles, and links to web content. Most of the Databases are indexes to articles in journals. For initial research, try the online library catalog and/or encyclopedias.
What is palliative care?
From the site Palliative Care at NYU Langone Medical Center, palliativecare.med.nyu.edu/what-is-palliative-care/a-definition
What is hospice care?
Hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and in most cases, care is provided in the patient’s home. Hospice care also is provided in freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
Hospice care is for any person who has a life-threatening or terminal illness. Most reimbursement sources require a prognosis of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course. All hospices consider the patient and family together as the unit of care.
Cathy Berkman, PhD, ACSW, Director of the Palliative Care Fellowship in Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service for her contributions of material and expertise in the creation of this guide.