Palliative Care News article advocates for incorporating palliative care social workers in the ED.

An article published in Palliative Care News covers how embedding palliative care-trained social workers in hospital emergency departments effectively serves vulnerable populations, including older adults with serious illness, who accounted for over 20% of emergency department visits in the United States from 2014 to 2017. If incorporated, palliative care social workers can address complex needs, facilitate goals-of-care discussions, connect patients with family support, and contribute to positive outcomes, such as reduced hospitalizations and cost savings.

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