The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is a professional organization representing nearly 5, 000 doctors who specialize in hospice and palliative medicine and doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are interested in the specialty.
Hospice and palliative medicine focuses on relieving symptoms, providing emotional and spiritual support and helping guide medical decisions for patients with serious illnesses. The goal of AAHPM is to promote excellence in the profession through education, research, advocacy and other support for our members, and to expand patient access to hospice and palliative programs and the valuable services they provide to improve comfort and quality of life.
We have created PalliativeDoctors.org to reach out directly to patients and their families who might benefit from the specialized medical care our members provide.
If you would like to know more about AAHPM and the programs, services and positions of our organization, please visit www.aahpm.org.