End-of-life care is a difficult time for both patients and their families. And if an individual is managing a terminal illness at home, it can also be hard to get prompt medical help. This is especially true in rural areas, where a hospital may be a long drive away.
A professor at the University of Arizona wants to provide hospice patients with better access to nurses.
Kimberly Shea was a hospice nurse for 15 years, providing at-home care to patients with only a short time left to live.