Janelle Shearer

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BACKGROUND Significant gaps exist in the availability of palliative care in rural hospitals and communities, even though rural populations are often disproportionately elderly and chronically ill. Few studies have examined what models of palliative care would be sustainable in a rural community. METHODS We studied the effects of a novel approach to(More)
Let's talk to our patients about hospice Too many who could benefit from it are learning about the option too late. H ospice care can provide patients who have life-limiting illnesses with relief from pain and other physical symptoms ; help with the emotional, spiritual and psychosocial issues associated with the end of life; and a better quality of life(More)
Palliative medicine involves managing symptoms, controlling pain and addressing stress caused by chronic illness. It can help keep patients out of the hospital and allow them to stay in their homes and live more comfortably with their illnesses. Most palliative care programs are found in urban areas, and both national and statewide studies have found a(More)
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