Most Hospital Palliative Care Programs Are Understaffed

(By Michelle Andrews for Kaiser Health News)

Most hospitals offer palliative care services that help people with serious illnesses manage their pain and other symptoms and make decisions about their treatment, while providing emotional support and assistance in navigating the health system. But hospital programs vary widely, and the majority fail to provide adequate staff to meet national guidelines, a recent study found. Continue reading article here…..

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