Palliative care programs help challenging groups

January 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p9
The article focuses on the palliative care programs that help patients who are homeless, poor or with chronic conditions. It states that the palliative care program's staff at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, Indiana provide the palliative care to poor and homeless patients. According to Gregory Gramelspacher, director of Wishard Health Services Palliative Care Program, the palliative care team makes sure patients understand the benefits of hospice care.


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