I am writing a paper on Palliative care and Case Management. My focus will mainly be on how we need more Case Management in palliative care as this will help reduce cost while provide effective care.
My problem is, my professor wants me to include a brief history of Case Management in Palliative Care. Like when did case management begin in Palliative/Hospice care. Who started case management in Hospice/Palliative care.
I cannot find any history though. I found individual history of when Case management started and individually when Hospice care started but nothing that ties the two together.
Can anyone please direct me to the history of case management in Hospice/Palliative care.
Thanks soo much...
Mar 10, '10
This might not help, but I would think of it this way: all Palliative/hospice care is and was case managed, the only thing that evolved is what people call themselves. On your basic premise though: I don't see any shortage of palliative case managers, just a shortage of MD's who buy into it until their patients are 6 breaths from death. There is just too much financial incentive to keep treating and treating and ...tr