Without Palliative Care


Linda and her husband Warren.

What happens when you don’t have palliative care? Linda Goelz shares the familiar, yet horrifying reality of what it is like to suddenly find her husband Warren ill, and to be thrust into a healthcare system where patients and their families do not have a voice and are not offered the support they need.

Linda’s experience and those of others like her is the reason the Partnership for Palliative Care was founded.

Listen to the audio story.

About Rachel Falcone

Rachel is a multimedia producer and Media Director for the Partnership for Palliative Care.

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Two Bills to Change Health Care Delivery


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The campaign to expand palliative care is not only being carried out by patients and their families throughout the country, but by advocates working on the legislative front in Washington DC. The Patient Quality of Life Coalition, which the Partnership for Palliative Care is a part of, is heading to the Hill next week to let lawmakers know that they should support two major bills that would increase access to palliative care. I spoke with Dick Woodruff and Keysha Brooks–Coley, who are federal relations staffers at Coalition member ACS CAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network) about their efforts to get this legislation passed.

About Rachel Falcone

Rachel is a multimedia producer and Media Director for the Partnership for Palliative Care.

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You’ve Got a Diagnosis, Now What?


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At the Partnership, we’ve been thinking a lot about what tools and resources might help patients and caregivers get the supportive care they need, as early as possible. Getting a diagnosis of a serious or life-limiting illness can be a particularly stressful and confusing time, no matter how smart you are, and we’ve been wondering, how might this be simpler?

It’s something we hope to explore with you in this blog, but we wanted to start the conversation with what’s already out there. So today we want to highlight David and Debbie Oliver.

About Rachel Falcone

Rachel is a multimedia producer and Media Director for the Partnership for Palliative Care.

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A Health Care Proxy


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What happens when you are a health care proxy for someone and the role becomes more than you expected? Larry Heimowitz talks about what palliative care did for him when his client and friend Pat Rosenthal started to have declining health….

About Rachel Falcone

Rachel is a multimedia producer and Media Director for the Partnership for Palliative Care.

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