World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is being held October 8, 2016, as a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. This year’s theme, “Living and dying in pain: It doesn’t have to happen” focuses on the critical issue of access to essential medicines for pain management and palliative care worldwide.
Heartland Hospice would like to thank our caring teams across the country for enriching the lives of our patients and their families every day. Their guidance and support to help eligible patients get access to hospice benefits, as they face the many challenges of living with a life-limiting illness, is admirable. The Heartland Hospice Care team consists of: patients and families, Heartland’s Medical Director, the patient’s physician, registered nurses, hospice aides, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, bereavement counselor, dietitian, pharmacist, physical, occupational and speech/language therapists, volunteers.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is organized by a committee of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organizations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.