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Hospice And Palliative Care Continues To Evolve

  

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Listen to part two of Steve Kraske's conversation about changing attitudes towards end-of-life care.

Attitudes about hospice and palliative care have changed dramatically over the last 40 years, and the number of patients who receive this type of treatment has expanded. Two longtime leaders in the field, though, acknowledge that more work is needed to ease the pain and suffering of the most ailing patients.

Guests:

  • Elaine McIntosh is president and CEO of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. She will remain in her role until a successor is named.
  • Dr. Ann Allegre has recently retired from her position as director of medical programs for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
As culture editor, I oversee KCUR’s coverage of race, culture, the arts, food and sports. I work with reporters to make sure our stories reflect the fullest view of the place we call home, so listeners and readers feel primed to explore the places, projects and people who make up a vibrant Kansas City. Email me at luke@kcur.org.