NCP Guidelines (2013)

The National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 3rd edition (2013)

The mission of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care is to create a set of clinical practice guidelines to guide the growth and expansion of palliative care in the United States.  The current 3rd edition (2013) was produced through a consensus process among the leading professional hospice and palliative care organizations.  The Guidelines are in process of being updated to improve access to quality palliative care for all people with serious illness, regardless of setting, diagnosis, prognosis, or age.  The target publication date for the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th edition, is Fall 2018.

This publication is also available as a FREE DOWNLOAD (in PDF format).

A hardcopy publication of the guidelines is available for $25.00

We ask that you contact us to request permission to use or reprint any content from the Guidelines, 3rd edition (2013), for articles, videos, podcasts, graphics, or other materials.  Please note the 3rd edition of the Guidelines is currently being revised and 4th edition will be published in 2018. More information can be found here.

Endorsing and Supporting Organizations of the 2013 Guidelines