Welcome to PallCI
The Palliative Care Initiative (PallCI) is funded through a Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) grant to train, support, recruit, and retain primary care and allied health care professionals to provide palliative care at four member sites in northeast and central Minnesota:
- Mercy Hospital and Health Care Center, Moose Lake, MN
- FirstLight Health System, Mora, MN
- Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN.
The project goal is to create and pilot exemplary interprofessional learning environments for students in the four rural health systems member sites, each of which is at a different point in developing palliative care services.
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Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2013
'Quiet Deaths Don't Come Easy.' Read more...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 21, 2012
Wisconsin Launches Statewide End-of-Life Training Initiative. Read more...
Nursing Economics, Spring 2012
Quality in Life and Death: Can We Have the Conversations? Deborah B. Gardner, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN. Read more...
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 5, 2011
According to a study completed by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, Minnesota ranks fifth among states in the number of medium and larger hospitals offering palliative care. In the category of smaller hospitals, Minnesota ranked 10th. Read more...
A CNN report on a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that advance directives are linked to less Medicare spending, lower likelihood of dying in a hospital, and higher usage of hospice care in areas of the U.S. that tend to spend the most on end of life care generally. Read more...