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Written by Tony Kudner for NHPCO NewLine December Issue

The hospice model of care is built around community. It's not just doctors who see the hospice patients, but also nurses, social workers, hospice aides and other members of the interdisciplinary team. The patient is supported by a diverse group of professionals who come together to give the patient the support that's needed.

This same sense of community is starting to work its way into hospice advocacy too. Hospices from the same state or congressional district are now joining forces to meet with their members of Congress together and "speak with one voice" on the pressing issues facing our field. And the results to date are quite promising...

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