By Terry Kovarik
Congress is currently considering a bill to strengthen training for health care professionals in palliative and hospice care. The bill would make it easier for current healthcare professionals to improve their skills. But Alisa Gerke, Executive Director of Unity Hospice in Sturgeon Bay believes having access to such training could attract more health care professionals to the field and rural hospice facilities.
The Palliative Care and Hospice Education Act is now being sent to the U.S. Senate for consideration. The bill passed the House of Representatives unanimously.