Take 5: Community-Based Palliative Care Certification - Meeting the Needs of Chronically Ill Patients

The need for palliative care outside of the hospital has grown. Home care organizations that provide home health and/or hospice services have begun to develop palliative care programs to meet the needs of chronically ill patients who may or may not qualify for home health services, but who need the physical and psychosocial support that palliative care services can provide.

Margherita Labson, R.N., M.S., Executive Director of the Home Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, talks about a new Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) certification program for accredited home care organizations that provide palliative care services. [11:02]