CHER / Colorado Crisis Standards of Care

Palliative Care and Hospice Workgroup

This Workgroup is chaired by Jean Abbott, MD MH, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, CU Anschutz. For additional information regarding this Workgroup, please contact her at Cordt Kassner, Cathy Wagner, and Michelle Quinn agreed to facilitate Colorado Hospice Zoom meetings.


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           Meeting Materials

NEW! Palliative Care and Hospice in the Pandemic: A Review of State Planning and Lessons Not Yet Learned. J Pain Symptom Manage; 2023;66:87-92. By Abbott J, Kassner CD, Kassner CT.

NEW! Colorado Palliative Care Guide, 3/15/22 by Jenn Klus, RN MPH, and Cordt T. Kassner, PhD. 

Where is Palliative Care in Crisis Standards of Care? A Survey of State Planning. UCHealth Palliative Care Research Day 10/12/21 by Jean Abbott, MD MH; Carli D. Kassner; Cordt T. Kassner, PhD.

The Challenges of Providing Hospice Care in Long-Term Care Facilities During COVID-19, Kim Mooney, 11/17/21.

Palliative Care in Colorado: Trends, Gaps, and Opportunities to Improve Care

Colorado Palliative Care interactive map

CDPHE Palliative Care webpage

Crisis Standards of Care for Palliative Care and
Hospice Services, 6/19/20

COVID-19 in Colorado

UpdatedColorado Hospice / Care Community
Collaborations Presentation 11/6/20

Reintegrating Hospice Volunteers

Moral Distress

CDPHE Residential Care Strike Team webpage as a
“landing place” for communications (esp. see
8/6/20 FAQ regarding Compassionate Care Visitation
for hospice access)

CDPHE Exposure Notification presentation here.


Presentation: Crisis Standards of Care:
Palliative Care and Hospice,
by Dr. Jean Abbott,
see 6/4/20 Meeting materials for recording.

Presentation: Moral Distress Handout,
by Dr. Joy Berger,
see 9/17/20 Meeting materials for recording.



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