The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) aims to establish Palliative Care and Hospice Education Centers, provide physician and nurse training in palliative medicine. It provides Palliative Medicine and Hospice Academic and Career Incentive Awards to individuals to support career development, develop a national education and awareness campaign, and to expand national palliative care research programs. The Act was passed by the House on July 23 and the Senate version (S.693) is currently before the Senate HELP committee.
What you can do to help?: Tweet or email your members of the Senate. Sample message:
Palliative care improves patient quality of life. [@YOURLAWMAKER]please urge @SenAlexander/ @PattyMurray to move #PCHETA S. 693 forward to make today better for patients with serious illness and their families.