In Health Affairs, Peggy Maguire, has penned a detailed review of how philanthropy is impacting the palliative care field. According to Maguire, philanthropy has provided critical funding for the advancement of palliative care in the United States, complementing support from health systems for clinical services and the federal government for research. Maguire says that education and training of medical professionals is still paramount to the success of the specialty. This is something that philanthropy can and should address.
“The future of the discipline—and the health care system’s capacity to care for our most vulnerable patients—rests on our ability to build a strong palliative care workforce.”
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