ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samueli Institute, in partnership with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is launching a breakthrough collaborative, “Optimal Healing Environments in Hospice and Palliative Care” to define new methods of reducing pain and suffering for those living with advanced illnesses or at the end of life. Led by an expert faculty, participating hospice and palliative care organizations will collectively focus on new ideas to reduce pain and associated emotional issues, relieve caregiver fatigue, decrease ER admissions and improve outcomes — all through a comprehensive, holistic approach.
“Making small changes can be challenging; achieving breakthroughs even more so, but there are factors that can lead to success,” explained Samueli Institute President & CEO Wayne B. Jonas, MD. “Our breakthrough collaborative offers technical expertise, intensive coaching, and peer engagement to improve outcomes and prepare for the future of the industry.”
The need for a focus on holistic, comprehensive hospice and palliative care in the home environment has never been greater. With a 74 percent increase in the number of patients served by hospice and palliative care in the last 10 years, and as 42 percent of the U.S. adult population are baby boomers approaching retirement, the need for palliative care and hospice supportive services is escalating.
Samueli Institute is seeking up to 50 hospice and palliative care organizations to participate in the groundbreaking collaborative. Interested organizations can find more information at www.SamueliInstitute.org/collaboratives.
Samueli Institute is a non-profit research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their role in medicine and health care. Founded in 2001, the Institute is advancing the science of healing worldwide. Samueli Institute’s research domains include integrative medicine, optimal healing environments, the role of the mind in healing, behavioral medicine, health care policy, and military and veterans’ health care. Our mission is to create a flourishing society through the scientific exploration of wellness and whole-person healing.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end-of-life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.