The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care would like to thank the following organizations who provided endorsement and support for the 4th edition of the NCP Guidelines.

Endorsing Organizations

Academy of Integrative Pain Management

Academy of Neonatal Nursing

Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Accreditation Commission for Health Care

Aging Life Care Association®

American Academy of Home Care Medicine

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

American Academy of Nursing

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Cancer Society

American Case Management Association

American College of Surgeons

American Health Care Association

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

American Holistic Nurses Association

American Medical Group Association

American Nephrology Nurses Association

American Nurses Association

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

American Society of Anesthesiologists


Ariadne Labs

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Association of Professional Chaplains

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Blue Shield of California

California State University Institute for Palliative Care

Cambia Health Foundation

Cambia Health Solutions

Catholic Health Association of the United States

Center for Practical Bioethics

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California

Coalition to Transform Advanced Care

College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy

Community Health Accreditation Partner

Discern Health

ElevatingHOME & Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Emergency Nurses Association

End of Life Nursing Education Consortium

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Family Caregiver Alliance

Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Healthcare Chaplaincy Network

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

Infusion Nurses Society

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

International Transplant Nurses Society


Long-Term Quality Alliance

National Alliance for Caregiving

National Association of Catholic Chaplains

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

National Association of Home Care and Hospice

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Social Workers

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

National PACE Association

National Palliative Care Research Center

National Partnership for Women and Families

National Patient Advocate Foundation

National Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Collaborative

National POLST Paradigm

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains

Northwell Health

Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs

Oncology Nurses Society

Physician Assistants in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Respecting Choices

Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network

Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care

Supportive Care Coalition

The Conversation Project

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care

Supporting Organizations*

Alzheimer’s Association

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Geriatrics Society

American Society of Hematology

Anthem, Inc.

LEAD Coalition

National Association of Accountable Care Organizations

National League for Nursing

The Joint Commission

*Organizations who are ‘supporting’ the NCP Guidelines by disseminating to their respective stakeholders; and are unable to provide an official endorsement.