Hospice & Palliative Care News Update for February 2, 2022

NAHC’s Hospice & Palliative Care News Update is devoted to smaller (though, not less important) items of interest to the hospice & palliative care community. Please read on…

1.Congressional letter (led by Rep. Blumenauer) to DEA about psychedelic therapy for terminal patients under Right to Try: https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/blumenauer-leads-charge-protect-terminally-ill-patients-freedom-choose

2. CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) Listening Session: Incorporating Beneficiary Perspectives into Model Testing, Implementation, and Evaluation:

3. Social worker program/scholarship application opportunity: https://www.swhpn.org/espec

4. MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative (MJHS Institute) is launching a new training program, Educating Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (ESPEC); A limited number of scholarships, covering a 1-year membership in National Assn of Social Workers (NASW) and the ESPEC registration fee (a value of $500), including coursework yielding 14.5 Social Work Continuing Education Units (CEUs), are available through the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) for ESPEC Trainers.

  • Apps for scholarship due Feb 11. 2022

5. CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care updates its palliative care certificate course for RNs for 2022: https://csupalliativecare.org/courses/nursing-professionals/rncertificate/

  • Updates for 2022 include: Updated content to reflect regulatory updates from CMS; new downloadable toolkits; New optional “live” sessions by Zoom with instructor, fellow students for Q&A, discussion, and feedback

6. 1/27/22 MedCity News op-ed piece on pall care written by Dr. John Mulder (NAHC member and member of Hospice Council): Palliative care: An essential resource in caring for those with advanced illness

7. Dole Foundation caregiver fellowship application opportunity: https://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/fellows/

  • For military/veteran caregivers; fellowship provides fellows “support, training, and a platform to address the issues impacting the community
  • Apps due March 1, 2022