Talking to the Public About Hospice and Palliative Medicine
AAHPM has actively been reaching out to the public over the last several years. We have been involved in activities such as
- creating a patient website, PalliativeDoctors.org
- participating in social media conversations
- developing a list of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question in Hospice and Palliative Medicine;"
- delivering our messages about hospice and palliative medicine to the public through consumer media.
Because of this outreach, the HPM specialty and the Academy are becoming better known by journalists, bloggers, and the general public. We are increasingly being sought out for information and comment about issues relating to hospice and palliative medicine. This has created an opportunity for us to provide clear, factual information about the benefits of palliative care.
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