Nursing Research and Education Resources

In addition to our educational course offerings, below you will find a sample of resources created and provided by the Division of Nursing Research and Education at City of Hope.

The City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center (PRC)
The purpose of the City of Hope Pain and Palliative Care Resource Center (PRC) is to serve as a clearinghouse to disseminate information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end of life care. This resource was established in 1995, is updated monthly and has been a central source for collecting a variety of materials including pain assessment tools, patient education materials, quality assurance materials, end of life resources, research instruments and other resources. Most items can be found using this website, PubMed, or Google Scholar. For questions, contact Celeste Radell: [email protected]

The Palliative Care Communication Institute (PCC Institute)
Mission: Under the direction of Dr. Elaine Wittenberg, Dr. Joy Goldsmith and an advisory board, PCC Institute provides information on communication training based on the COMFORTTM SM communication curriculum and offers provider, patient and family resources developed through rigorous research. PCC Institute provides a community to facilitate collaboration, create content for communication interventions, innovate communication approaches and tools, and research outcomes associated with communication in palliative care settings. For any questions regarding PCC Institute, contact Lisa Vallecorsa: [email protected]

Here are a few resources located on the PCC Institute website: