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Community Hospice & Palliative Care Pediatric Program Doubles Nursing Workforce as Census Grows

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Despite obstacles to expanding pediatric hospice care, Community Hospice & Palliative Care, has seen its program’s census and workforce grow. The Florida-based provider is an affiliate of Alivia Care Inc. Its pediatric program, dubbed Community PedsCare, has been more than 20 years in the making.

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The Barriers Creating Pediatric Palliative Care Inequities

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Recent research has uncovered some of the leading barriers preventing greater pediatric palliative care utilization across underserved communities. In addition to provider bias and historic, systemic racism issues in the United States, cost of care is among the potential barriers to receiving these consultations, the researchers indicated.

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HopeHealth’s Dr. Leah McDonald Sees ‘System-Wide Embedding’ of Palliative Skills

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A systematic overhaul of the nation’s health care education programs is needed to ensure that future clinicians are prepared to provide palliative and hospice care amid rising demand, according to Dr. Leah McDonald of HopeHealth. McDonald is a hospice and palliative care physician at HopeHealth.

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Keys to Effective Palliative Care Training Models

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Palliative care clinical education avenues have expanded in recent years, but providers say the well may not be filling up quickly enough to meet demand. Luke’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine’s program. Williams is also a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).

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Key Palliative Care Trends to Watch in 2024

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Palliative care is an evolving field. Though long-established as a medical specialty, these health care services have yet to reach their full potential due to reimbursement pressures, poor awareness and staffing headwinds. Rising demand In 2024, demand will continue to rise, driven by a number of factors.

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From Access Barriers to Educational Gaps: The Research Trends Impacting Future Palliative Care Delivery

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Already, 2024 has brought a growing body of research in palliative care covering more ground on challenges linked to utilization and access, health disparities, lagging clinical awareness, and other aspects impacting quality and care delivery. Hospice significantly reduced end-of-life HU.

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Longleaf Medical Director: Hospice Care Needs a ‘Revolution’ 

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A revolution is needed in hospice care, complete with a new mindset, updated care models and redesigned payment systems, Dr Monisha Pujari, medical director for Longleaf Hospice, told Hospice News. Hospice News spoke with Pujari about her vision for hospice care and what it would take to make it a reality.