National Hospice And Palliative Care Organization: A Case Study

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According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in 2013, 1.5 to 1.6 million individuals were in hospice or palliative care services. Also, hospice and palliative care services are most widely used by individuals 65 and older or adults with cancer being their primary diagnosis (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2014. power point 1-18). To begin educational resources are limited without prior knowledge of the palliative care discipline within the medical community. Many rural areas are lacking the proper tools to implement palliative care conversations with families of chronically ill patients partly because the providers are lacking the education about what services are available. Many palliative care facilities
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