Hospice News & Notes

Hospice News & Notes is a rapid-fire article that will quickly alert you to news and developments in the world of hospice and palliative care with a sentence or two and a link to learn more. Read on.

1.Most recent This American Life Episode: “Death & Taxes: Part I

Features a good profile of a hospice nurse/facility in Massachusetts

2. Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal” book will be turned into movie: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/seth-rogen-joins-aziz-ansari-being-mortal-1235118192/

3. JAMA research article (2/11): Association Between Hospice Enrollment and Total Health Care Costs for Insurers and Families, 2002-2018

    • Key takeaway: “The findings of this study suggest that hospice care is associated with financial benefits to the health care system and families through lower health care costs at the end of life.”

4. Washington Post op-ed: When you’re Black, whom do you trust with your life?