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Developing the workforce to improve serious illness care

Developing the workforce to improve serious illness care

By Turner West The shortcomings of the U.S. healthcare delivery system in meeting the needs of the seriously ill and their families is well documented. Seriously ill patients often experience intractable pain; bothersome symptoms; exacerbation in anxiousness, confusion, and helplessness; emotional, psychological, spiritual and existential pain; isolation and loneliness. Moreover, rather than providing relief from

Hosparus Health launches a Project ECHO clinic

By Gwen Cooper In response to the need for more accessible palliative care education and training in the community, Hosparus Health has partnered with the University of New Mexico to bring Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to communities across Kentucky and Indiana. Called “Palliative Care Connect,” this professional educational series offers a unique

#MeToo in healthcare: The time to act is now.

By Lisa English Hinkle The #MeToo movement has sparked a momentous conversation in American life, but the pressure on the healthcare industry to address workplace harassment has been in place for some time now. For example, in 2012, a California physician assistant was awarded $168 million by a jury (later settled for an undisclosed amount)

A case for career colleges

By Candace Bensel Each day, we have thousands of choices to make. With the speed our lives are moving, we act on our gut instinct and correct course later if we were wrong. The great news is, in many of these decisions, we do have the option to correct the course. While the choice between

The evolving senior living landscape

What can Kentucky do to be a more senior-friendly state? By Sally McMahon The Kentucky Senior Living Association (KSLA) is a Kentucky trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting those who operate professionally managed, resident-centered, senior living communities and the older adults and families they serve. We spoke with Bob White, the executive director at KSLA,

Improving serious illness care

Perennial growth in managed care enrollment, changes in health policy and payment incentivizes innovative approaches. By Turner West It is widely recognized that the U.S. healthcare delivery system has been maladaptive in meeting the needs of seriously ill adults and their families. The consequences of our system deficiencies are seen in myriad ways. Seriously ill