Navigation Links
Hospice Community Encouraged to Respond to Daschle Request to Participate in Information Gathering about Healthcare Concerns
Date:12/11/2008

NHPCO and NHF support call for Americans to "Tell Their Stories"

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President-Elect Obama has indicated that healthcare reform will be a top priority in his administration. Senator Tom Daschle, who has accepted Obama's offer to serve as health and human services secretary, is the leader of the Transition's Health Policy Team. Daschle is asking Americans to help with reform efforts by sharing their healthcare experiences and concerns. Recommendations that the transition team will provide to the new administration will include some of the information provided by the American public.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation are encouraging all hospice supporters to participate in this process to help the administration better understand what is important regarding end-of-life care in this country.

"The need for people to tell their stories is one that we've longed championed as part of our grassroots advocacy work in the hospice community," said J. Donald Schumacher, president/CEO of NHPCO and NFH. "There is no better way to understand the healthcare needs of our nation than by hearing the stories from concerned citizens."

While details of Obama's healthcare proposals will not be known for some time, Daschle has initiated the information gathering process. The strategy begins with an invitation for people across the nation to hold what are being thought of as "house parties" from December 15 to 31, 2008, with the intention of sharing concerns and experiences. Information gathered from these informal gatherings may then be posted on the Web site, http://change.gov.

NHPCO and NHF are asking hospice and palliative care providers and end-of-life coalitions to host a healthcare discussion in homes or communities from Decembe
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. In-House Hospice Offers Help to Those Living With Grief During Holiday Time
2. NHPCO Reports Growth in Number of Hospice Patients Served, 1.4 Million, With a Wider Range of Illnesses Seen by Providers
3. Global Med Technologies(R), Inc.s Inlog Subsidiary Places Transfusion Management Software in Five Hospitals of the Civil Hospices of Lyon
4. Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses Receive Hospice Care
5. Deck of Cards is More Than a Game: Integral in Silverado Hospice Care
6. LodgeNet Healthcare Expands Into Hawaii Through Agreement With St. Francis Hospice
7. Signature Hospice Team Grants Patients Unusual Wish
8. Elizabeth Edwards to be Opening Speaker at National Hospice Conference in Dallas
9. VITAS Innovative Hospice Care Signs Agreement with Aetna
10. The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. Announces the Arrival of Six Nurse Scholars From The Henrietta Szold-Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing
11. Connecticut Hospice Has Miss Fairfield on Its Side
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued ... strokes, heart attacks, and other injuries in men who ... as the transferee judge and ordered what could be ... , As one of his first organizing acts, Judge ... who will move the litigation forward on behalf of ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter ... are obese and work in manufacturing jobs may have significantly less ... In a study of 32 people -- half were obese, half ... endurance times that were about 60 percent longer. Obesity also ... performance. Being older -- 50 to 65 years ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 As it ... behalf of women who allegedly experienced the spread of ... in gynecological surgeries, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the growing ... number of power morcellators marketed by its Ethicon, Inc. ... The New York Times, some critics of the company ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve ... a study conducted by a researcher at the University ... an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. Otherwise, ... events. Writing a journal can be therapeutic, but oftentimes ... it,s effective or not," said Qian Lu, assistant professor ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 On Monday, ... California NextGen User Symposium in San Francisco, CA. Now ... at the JW Marriott Union Square hotel. , “We ... get up to speed with ACA compliance issues,” Quirk ... month. The symposium provides attendees guidance with NextGen implementation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Judge Kennelly Appoints Attorney Michelle Kranz to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the Testosterone Replacement Therapy MDL 2Health News:Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work 2Health News:Obesity Might Slow You Down at Work 3Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 3Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Reactions to Johnson & Johnson Power Morcellator Recall 4Health News:Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors 2Health News:Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors 3Health News:Quirk Healthcare Foundation Hosts Fifth Annual California NextGen User Symposium and Launches First Annual Florida NextGen User Symposium 2
... obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with ... coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at ... America (RSNA). "Our study reveals that individuals with ... form of atherosclerosis that puts them at risk for ...
... Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured ... stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture,s effect ... study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of ... the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Until ...
... Whitehead Institute researchers have shown in mouse models that ... leukemia and accelerate the disease,s progression. Their results are ... of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "MicroRNAs ... mice, can upregulation of a microRNA actually cause the ...
... bottle of pomegranate juice at the store because you,ve learned ... replete with antioxidants that bring health benefits. But wait: ... is the product label you have carefully read promising more ... California, Riverside is determined to find out. Cynthia ...
... MONDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women have worse ... (PAD) in their lower extremities, a new study has ... for PAD surgery in lower extremities conducted from 1998 ... Of those hospitalizations, 162,730 (43.6 percent) were women. ...
... News) -- Patients who trust that their doctor would tell ... those who doubt their physician would own up to the ... doesn,t mean patients are less likely to sue. Researchers ... about 40 percent had personal experience with medical errors or ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:People with sleep apnea at higher risk for aggressive heart disease 2Health News:Acupuncture changes brain's perception and processing of pain 2Health News:Tiny RNA shown to cause multiple types of leukemia 2Health News:Tiny RNA shown to cause multiple types of leukemia 3Health News:How authentic is your pomegranate juice? 2Health News:Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study 2Health News:Trust in Doctor May Affect Reaction to Medical Error 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... CHESTERBROOK, Pa. , July 31, 2014   ... a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that ... of 2014 on Thursday, August 7, 2014 before the ... will conduct a conference call that day at 8:30 ... second quarter of 2014. The presentation slides to be ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (NASDAQ: RCPI ... of its lead molecule, Anatabine Citrate, in ... Clinical, The Translational Pharmaceutics Company, based in the ... early development programs. The Company expects to ... of the third quarter with the Medicines Healthcare products ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... market intelligence product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; the ... device landscape in an interactive dashboard providing detailed brand-level ... volumes at a hospital level. Other key ... Updated data feed: In addition to end-user surveys of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 3Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Provides Update of its European Drug Development Regulatory Strategy and selects Quotient Clinical for its early development programs 2Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Provides Update of its European Drug Development Regulatory Strategy and selects Quotient Clinical for its early development programs 3Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Provides Update of its European Drug Development Regulatory Strategy and selects Quotient Clinical for its early development programs 4Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2
... , HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 2 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. ... tools, presented at a training session for reviewers from the ... of the LabChip GX platform for high throughput screening and ... accept the FDA,s invitation to present our LabChip platform to ...
... This week begins American Diabetes Month® - a ... the launch of a new campaign by the American Diabetes ... and one of its National Strategic Partners, Liberty Medical Supply, ... give diabetes patients practical tips and advice for living with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Caliper Life Sciences Presents LabChip(R) Platform to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2Educational Video Series Released for American Diabetes Month 2Educational Video Series Released for American Diabetes Month 3Educational Video Series Released for American Diabetes Month 4
Irrigating Cystotome, formed, 23 g., 12 mm curved tip. Overall length 14 mm. 5/box....
Peribulbar Needle, 25 g. Atkinson style bevel. Overall length 31 mm. 5/box....
Scleral Blade tip 5700 style, straight. Dimensions: 15.2 mm (L) x 3.4 mm (W). Cut: 2.7 mm....
Blade tip handle....
Medicine Products: