Tag Archives: End-of-Life Care

Foundation Addresses Critical Need For Palliative Care Workforce And Leadership Development

Weaving palliative care into the fabric of our evolving health care system and into the community will require leaders who can develop person- and family-centered solutions, advance public policy, train clinicians, and drive sustainable system change. Read about a foundation's leadership...

July 13, 2017

End-Of-Life Policy Solutions: A Cautionary Note

The optimistic stance regarding the impact of informed patient choice and transparency in reducing inappropriate care at the end of life may be warranted, but there are many forces pulling in the opposite direction.

July 10, 2017

Managing The Beginning Of The End: Advanced Disease Management And Concurrent Care Under Current Financing

If predicting six-month mortality is hard, trying to identify patients with life-limiting diagnoses who are candidates for “pre-hospice” services makes eligibility determinations even more ambiguous.

April 28, 2017

A Call To The Palliative Care Community For A Patient-Centered Response To Medical Aid In Dying

The palliative care community and medical establishment must embrace patients' desires for self-determination and autonomy by supporting medical aid in dying as a legitimate medical option for dying patients.

March 15, 2017

How States Can Expand Access To Palliative Care

Given the states’ role in funding safety-net programs, as well as the fact that early signs indicate a push towards more privatization of Medicare and Medicaid, states should consider levers to expand local access to palliative care.

January 30, 2017

A New Health Affairs Blog Featured Topic: End of Life And Serious Illness

The series focuses on the challenges facing patients both young and old in the advanced stages of illness as well as those challenges confronting their caregivers, loved ones, and health care providers.

December 19, 2016

Embracing The Role Of Family Caregivers In The U.S. Health System

As individuals age, their need for both medical and nonmedical services and supports increases. In a recent report, we review current policies addressing the needs of family caregivers, evaluate emerging evidence on the effectiveness of these policies, and suggest some potential new policy...

September 8, 2016

Using Community Input To Improve Advance Care Planning

CMS' decision to compensate physicians for having advance care planning conversations was an important step to transform ACP. However, we cannot expect physician reimbursement to change attitudes surrounding ACP — we need to engage community members and leaders.

August 22, 2016

People Post: Staff Changes In Health Philanthropy; Honors; Job Openings

Read about comings and goings at foundations; awards and honors; and a job opening at both the Missouri Foundation for Health and the California Health Care Foundation.

June 9, 2016

Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List

“Narrative Matters: On Our Reading List” is a monthly roundup where we share some of the most compelling health care narratives driving the news and conversation in recent weeks. This month covers topics on end-of-life care, treating drug addiction, and more.

May 2, 2016