Joint Position Statements
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center, and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation will sometimes adopt a joint position statement on an issue of importance to the organizations. Such statements can be written in support of or in opposition to a specific position. There is also the option of deciding not to take a position but rather to acknowledge both the pros and cons of the issue. A position statement is intended to represent the position of the organizations' members and certificants on the issue. Once adopted by the boards, the position becomes the official statement that directors and national office staff use when asked to comment on the issue.
The development of position statements is an on-going process within the Boards of Directors of HPNA, HPNF, and HPCC. This site will be updated as the Boards of Directors adopts additional joint position statements.
Pain Management at the End of Life
Palliative Nursing Leadership
Value of Hospice and Palliative Certification