ACS honored for supporting hospice care

The American Cancer Society has been a vocal advocate for palliative and hospice care for years, and it is because of those efforts that the society is being honored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine with a Presidential Citation Award. In a press release, AAHPM president Sean Morrison explained more about the reasoning behind the award:

“The American Cancer Society has truly been a leader in promoting palliative care for persons living with cancer,” said R. Sean Morrison, M.D., FAAHPM, president of the AAHPM Board of Directors in a letter to the American Cancer Society. “Your efforts to foster and fund palliative care research; educate the public on the benefits of palliative care for persons living with serious or life-threatening illness; and promote effective healthcare policy that improves quality of life for persons living with cancer and other serious illness are just a few of the reasons why the American Cancer Society is so deserving of this recognition.”

Organizations like the ACS have been part of the reason that hospice is both more effective and better understood than ever, which means more people are getting the care they need.