MedPage Today has published an article, "'Sweet Surrender'; Cancer vs Heart Disease; Barking Up the Cancer Tree."

The article groups news, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues, and notes that, "A collaboration involving 16 national health organizations released clinical guidelines for providing palliative care to terminally ill patients. (John A. Hartford Foundation)."

The clinical guidelines are the National Consensus Project's (NCP) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition. The guidelines promote improved access to palliative care, and include tools, resources and practice examples to help with implementation.

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To go to NCP's Clinical Practice Guidelines, click here.