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Rural Hospice and Palliative Care – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Hospice and Palliative Care.

A Community-Developed, Culturally-Based Palliative Care Program for African American and White Rural Elders with a Life-Limiting Illness: A Program By The Community for the Community
Describes the development of a culturally-based palliative care program in Beaufort, South Carolina. Discusses different preferences for care between African American and White focus group participants, such as the involvement of family members and the role of hospice and palliative care.
Author(s): Ronit Elk
Citation: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 7(1), 36-40
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Stratis Health Rural Palliative Care Impact Report
Report examines palliative care models that have proven to be effective in rural areas of Minnesota and establishes measures to understand ways in which palliative care offers value to patients and promotes community development.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Challenges of Rural Cancer Care in the United States
Highlights the impact of rurality affecting the care of rural cancer patients and healthcare providers treating cancer patients. Discussion includes the availability of cancer specialists, limited transportation services, lower socioeconomic status, health insurance coverage, less access to clinical trials, and the shortage of palliative and end-of-life staff and services.
Author(s): Mary Charlton, Jennifer Schlichting, Catherine Chioreso, et al.
Citation: Oncology Journal, Practice & Policy, 29(9), 633-640
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Perspectives of Rural Hospice Directors
Presents findings from interviews of rural hospice directors in 47 states. Identifies six primary issues including workforce, finance and reimbursement, regulations, technology, general rural issues, and relationships with other providers.
Author(s): Brad Gibbens, Shawnda Schroeder, Alana Knudson, Gary Hart
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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Quality of Hospice Care: Comparison Between Rural and Urban Residents
Examines perceptions of hospice care by 331 rural and 412 urban hospice patients or family members in the Southeastern United States, from September 2009 through April 2010. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural or urban location, patient race, and cancer or non-cancer diagnosis.
Author(s): Marianne Baernholdt, Cathy L. Campbell, Ivora D. Hinton, Guofen Yan, Erica Lewis
Citation: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(3), 247-253
Date: 2015
Type: Document
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Rural Hospice in the United States: A Review of the Literature
Explores the current environment of rural hospice care in the United States, provides a discussion of the current structure of hospice services, and serves as a formal review of current (2000-2013) rural research on the topic.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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Rural Hospice in the United States: An Annotated Review of the Literature
Contains an annotated review of hospice literature published between 2000 and 2013, focusing specifically on resources that address rural hospice care, access, and utilization. Includes an overview of hospice organizations and agencies cited most frequently in the literature, along with a discussion of their most recent research.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Reform Policy Research Center
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Rural Implications of Changes to the Medicare Hospice Benefit
Policy brief highlights an April 2013 meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado, of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Presents the committee's recommendations and analyses of ACA provisions which may have rural implications regarding challenges and innovations in hospice and palliative care in rural and frontier areas.
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Palliative Care Rural Initiative Dissemination Model and Implementation Guide
Includes tools, best practices, and lessons learned associated with implementing care coordination models to help rural community hospice organizations meet the needs of veterans. Created within a collaboration of the National Rural Health Resource Center and the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 23 and designed to be replicated by other VISNs.
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Hospice in Rural America
Audio recording of a February 3, 2011 webinar on hospice in rural America.
Author(s): Christy Whitney
Date: 02/2011
Type: Audio
Sponsoring organization: Hospice Foundation of America
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Last Updated: 10/22/2021