The HHS Rural Monitor noted that many, including medical professionals, sometimes believe palliative care is appropriate only for people who are nearing the end of life. Palliative and hospice care can dramatically improve a variety outcomes for patients and families. Misconceptions about these services, along with the discomfort people feel with talking about serious illness and end of life, can create barriers to these services.
Join these events to learn how your community can engage with palliative care and hospice providers to create greater access to services, balancing health care with hope and dignity.
Demystifying Services for the Seriously Ill: Palliative Care and Hospice 101
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
This event will provide an overview of health care services for the seriously ill and their families, and discuss the essential differences between palliative and hospice care. It will also focus on how communities can connect their members to these person-centered services that address their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs with respect and dignity, complete with real world examples.
Community Partnerships to Improve Access to Palliative Care, Hospice, and Bereavement Services
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:00-1:00 PM ET
This event will focus on practical ways local faith- and community-based organizations can help to educate their members and create greater access to hospice and palliative care services. This presentation will discuss ways to address barriers to accessing care, including promoting conversations and engaging communities with hospice and palliative care programs such as We Honor Veterans, The Conversation Project, trauma-informed care, community bereavement programs, and more.