Home Health Care Linked to Increased Hospice Utilization

Recent research has uncovered improved hospice utilization rates among patients who had received home health services. Researchers from New Jersey-based Rutgers University’s School of Nursing have found that patient preferences leaned toward home-based hospice services following home health experiences. The study, published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, examined home health and hospice care outcomes […]

The Potential of Psychedelics in Bereavement Care

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) in bereavement support may have benefits for families coping with the loss of a loved one. However, gauging the potential impacts of psychedelic utilization among grieving individuals requires careful consideration when assessing quality outcomes, according to Ryan Moss, chief science officer at Filament Health Corp. The clinical-stage natural psychedelic drug development company […]

YoloCares Breaks Down Barriers to Equitable Access Among Underserved Tribal, Rural Communities

A community-based research project launched by California-based YoloCares has revealed that a lack of culturally appropriate educational opportunities is fueling hospice disparities among two underserved groups – Native American populations and rural patients. The hospice and palliative care provider launched a three-year community health needs assessment initiative aimed at better understanding the barriers of access […]

New Nonprofit Advocacy Group to Offer Education, Services on Psychedelics for the Terminally Ill

A newly established nonprofit organization aims to “transform” the end-of-life experience through the therapeutic use of psychedelics.  The stated mission of Florida-based End of Life Psychedelic Care (EOLPC) is to educate health care providers, policymakers and the public as well as foster access to those substances for terminally ill patients. “Everyone deserves compassionate care as […]