By Terry Kovarik
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would help doctors and other healthcare professional upgrade their skills in providing hospice and palliative care. The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act would also increase palliative care research and provide incentives to draw more healthcare professional into the field. Unity Hospice Executive Director Alisa Gerke calls it a winning concept, especially for rural areas like Door County.
The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.