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American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine. Membership is also open to nurses and other health care providers who are committed to improving the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening or serious conditions. For more than 25 years, the Academy has dedicated itself to advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with life- threatening or serious conditions. Originally organized as the Academy of Hospice Physicians in 1988, the Academy began with 250 charter members and has grown to nearly 5,000 today.


Read about AAHPM’s mission and vision and learn about the profession's history

Access Fund

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Industry Relations Council

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Annual Report

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Biographies and Photos

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Position Statements

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What Is Hospice and Palliative Care?

Learn about the profession, who provides hospice and palliative care, and where it is available.


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