Certified PAs Enhance Hospice and Palliative Care


from Psychiatric Times

Making end-of-life decisions is difficult, but something many will face. I am privileged to provide compassionate care to those confronting these decisions as they enter the unfamiliar territory of facing mortality. As the chief physician assistant (PA) in hospice and palliative medicine at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., I’m committed to treating those diagnosed with chronic progressive illnesses that have advanced and become more burdensome, without curative options. Most of my patients are male, typically aged 65 or older, and are part of a growing demographic that will rely on our expertise in the future.

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