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					The VA Hospice Care Center




             VA Palo Alto HCS
History
   Founded 1979 in
    Menlo Park
   Opened to non-
    Veterans 1999
   Physician Fellowship,
    Consult Service 2000
   Circle of Life Citation
    of Honor Winner 2001
                              Founder, Vicki Ellis
Serving Veterans and the
Community
   25 inpatient beds
   400 patients per year
   Contracts with 5 home
    hospices
   30% non-veterans
    admissions
Special Services
   Full-time Psychologist
   0.5 FTE Occupational
    Therapist
   0.5 FTE Massage
    Therapist
Current trainees
   Physician fellows
      Palliative Care

      Geriatrics

   Psychology Interns
   Medical Residents
   Medical Students
Fellowships to be offered
   Physicians
   Advance Practice
    Nurses (4 month mini-
    fellowships)
   Psychology Post-docs
Education Dissemination Plan
   Coordinate
    Dissemination of
    Curricula, Forms,
    Policies throughout
    VA and beyond
      Via EPERC

      Growth House
Research Interests
   Psychological Issues
      Depression, Grief

   Culture,
    Communication
   Economics of end-of-
    life care

				
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