Improving Care for the End of Life, Online Edition The Palliative Care Policy Center

Sourcebook : Improving Care for the End of Life : 6.3 Provide Direct, Practical Support to Families and Loved Ones

Sometimes the act of listening to patients and families comforts them. Volunteers from the community or local clergy are often willing to listen - and often have more time to do so than do physicians - and to visit or call patients.

6.3.1 Case Study - Wishard Health Services
6.3.2 Case Study - Mercy Health Partners
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This online version of the book Improving Care for the End of Life: A Sourcebook for Health Care Managers and Clinicians is provided with permission of Americans for Better Care of the Dying [ www.abcd-caring.org ] and Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.

For further information on quality improvement in end-of-life care visit The Palliative Care Policy Center [ www.medicaring.org ].

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