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Serious Illness & Palliative Care

Adults with serious illness have one or more conditions, such as cancer or dementia, that cause health and functional decline and, over time, eventually lead to death. People with serious illness require effective patient-clinician communication about quality of life, goals of care, and advance directives, along with access to palliative and hospice care that is well coordinated with medical care, behavioral health, and personal care needs.

Below you can find resources focused on palliative care models designed for individuals with serious illness, as well as policy initiatives to advance these models.