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
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.