Despite advances in medical care, Americans still often suffer from unnecessary pain, discomfort and lack of caring at the end of life. Improved provider education and increased public awareness can lead to better end-of-life care.
March 1, 2010 | Book
From Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness, this essay examines the emergence of palliative care and why care of the seriously ill is an important issue within the health and health care arena.
January 1, 2003 | Book
This chapter of the Anthology takes a comprehensive look at the Foundation's grantmaking to improve care at the end of life and explains the reason the Foundation entered the field, the logic behind its strategy, and the outcomes that have emerged so far.
January 1, 1999 | Book
This chapter of the Anthology by Lisa Lopez, a freelance writer specializing in health care, analyzes the strategies and accomplishments of two significant investments by the Foundation to improve the way services for chronically ill people are organized and delivered
January 1, 1997 | Book
The findings and lessons from a large, multiyear research and demonstration project that investigated the care provided to critically ill hospitalized patients at the end of life are presented in this chapter of the RWJF Anthology.