Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing

The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (JHPN) is the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and is published six times per year.  JHPN is designed as a forum for communication among nurses in the hospice and palliative care fields. As a refereed journal, JHPN is a vehicle for the publication of high-quality, relevant, and timely articles on a variety of topics related to promoting excellence in end-of-life care, contemporary nursing practice, education, research, and administration.  All HPNA members* can access archived JHPN for free in the Members Only area of the HPNA site.

JHPN has been selected for coverage in Thomson Reuters products and services. Beginning with V. 11 (1) 2009, JHPN will be indexed and abstracted in:

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®)
  • Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition

JHPN is published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. The journal Editor-in-Chief is Betty Ferrell, PhD FAAN FPCN CHPN who can be contacted at

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