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Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait
Anne Cotton had enjoyed her years at an assisted living facility in Corvallis, Ore. But at 89, her health problems began to mount: heart failure, weakness from post-polio syndrome, a 30-pound weight loss in a year...
HIPAA privacy rule permits employer inquiries of vaccination status: HHS
McKnight’s Senior Living
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not prohibit an individual or business from asking whether someone has received a particular vaccine, including a COVID-19 vaccine, nor does it prevent people from disclosing whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or any other disease, according to guidance issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights...
More than half of states will see nursing demand outstrip supply in the next 5 years, Mercer finds
Some healthcare occupations will face major shifts in supply and demand, spurring workforce shortages in the next five years that systems will have to tackle, a Mercer report out Wednesday on the U.S. healthcare labor market found...
Quality End-of-Life Care Should Be for Everyone: How Healthcare Providers Can Promote Equity in Hospice Care
Healthcare Business Today
I am struck by a cruel irony in healthcare for many people of color. Throughout our lives, we worry that healthcare workers dismiss our pain and concerns. Too many of us don’t get enough care for economic reasons...
WHO takes steps to address glaring shortage of quality palliative care services
Worldwide, it is estimated only 1 in 10 people who need palliative care are receiving it and global demand for care for people with life threatening illnesses will continue to grow as populations age and the burden of noncommunicable diseases rises...
Add pharmacists to the list of burned-out health care workers
Crain’s Chicago Business
Even before COVID-19 vaccines were available, pandemic stress became unbearable for pharmacist Maurice Shaw...
Only 10% of Patients in Need of Palliative Care Receive It Worldwide
Globally, about 1 in 10 of individuals in need of palliative care actually receive it even as demand rises, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The organization expects the need for palliative care to double by 2060...
Senators Renew Effort to Pass Palliative Care Training Bill
U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) have re-introduced a bill designed to bolster the palliative care workforce...
Hospices Work to Engage LGBTQ+ Communities
LGBTQ+ individuals face an array of challenges in accessing end-of-life and serious illness care, with some reporting discrimination from health care providers...