Wednesday, November 28, 2012

End-of-life care for those in poverty

Streamed live on Nov 28, 2012 Hospice volunteer Jennifer Jilks describes what end of life care is like for those below the poverty line, and, what changes can be made to improve health care for the poor.

These are the things that need to be done:

Patient navigators
Improve PSW/nurse training
Increase numbers of PSWs, Nurses, NP
Force physicians to be accountable
House calls by NPs or physicians
Home Care access for those who NEED it

A few weeks ago, we asked you what poverty looks like in your community. Hospice volunteer Jennifer Jilks responded by posting an eye-opening photo. I spoke with Jilks about that photo, and the story behind it, as part of The Agenda's continuing contribution to "Why Poverty?"

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