Case managers can help with end-of-life situations

March 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2009, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p30
The article focuses on the stance of the physicians concerning hospice care and the role of case managers in end-of-life situations. It states that it is hard for the physicians to recommend patients to hospice care because such situations are considered to be failure on their part. Cathy Follmer, corporate director of in Catholic Healthcare Partners, tells that case managers are the best persons that can handle such events, since they develop rapport with patients and gain their trust.


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