AXIS Medical Education and Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization will host a one day intensive for Hospice and Palliative Care leaders on July 28th.
The educational activity will help providers and leaders in Hospice and Palliative care to engage, interact, and focus on timely issues that will lead us into the future. Throughout the intensive, participants will focus on exceptional hospice and palliative care service delivery, regulatory/policy issues, compliance concerns, dialog about how organizational leaders can more effectively engage with their staff and communities, and enhance quality of care. The Full Agenda for the one-day event is here.
The ability for terminally ill patients to receive quality of life care by having access to palliative services is vital. Palliative and Hospice care is an additional layer of support for the patient and families, it helps in preventing, treating, reducing or removing discomfort in the most difficult times of health care.
Palliative care is provided through a network or team of caregivers who will communicate, coordinate and collaborate on all the requirements to sustain the quality of life and perhaps even lessens the symptoms, burden and distress associated with treatments.
In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the first meta-analysis of the effect of palliative care found that early palliative care not only improved quality of life but also extended length of life of people living with serious illness. When palliative care and hospice services is more accessible as an option to continually receive potentially life-sustaining treatment for their underlying illnesses, the benefits for patients and families outweigh the diagnosis.