The hospice community strives to serve all people, but the demographics of hospice patients nationwide suggest we are falling short. Black Americans make up over 12% of the senior population but only 8% of hospice patients. Over 17% of seniors identify as Hispanic or Latino, yet only 5% of hospice patients do. These disparities are sobering, but there are steps each hospice can take to close the gaps.
Enclara’s new ebook can help. Equity in Palliative Care and Hospice provides a framework for fair treatment and fair outcomes for all people. You will learn more about solutions, including how to:
- Provide enhanced training for cultural competence
- Create and maintain a culture of inclusivity
- Educate the community on the benefits of hospice and palliative care
- Build strong external relationships with trusted members of underserved communities
This resource is offered by Enclara Pharmacia as a way to start conversations and help the hospice movement reach its full potential. Download this important resource today for research, analysis and real-world advice from hospice leaders.