Hospice in the News!
On December 10th, The Washington Post published an article about the negative effects of deferring hospice care. It includes information about a study conducted by Thomas Michael Gill, a professor of medicine, epidemiology and investigative medicine, at Yale University who agreed that the terminally ill are often referred to hospice later than they should.
The majority of hospice patients die within two weeks of receiving hospice care, not nearly enough time for patients or their family members to experience the substantial benefits of quality, end-of-life care. NHPCO is continuously working to spread awareness about this issue through its advocacy efforts and we encourage you to join us by using our Advocacy Toolkit to contact your local representative.