Palliative Care for the Living — More Education is NeededAugust 3, 2018 | By CAPC Staff
A new article from The Hill underlines the need for better palliative care education among medical professionals. They point to new legislation for better access to training, new studies showing the need for these services, and anecdotal evidence of the growing issue.
Important legislation under consideration now seeks to expand opportunities for interdisciplinary education, training and research in palliative care. The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is headed to the Senate. This legislation will support educational efforts that inform patients and health-care providers about the benefits of palliative care in supporting individuals with serious illness.