Research Team Talks Palliative Care on Reservations Ahead of Community Meeting

Jan 2, 2020

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Palliative care helps relieve symptoms of serious illnesses, but it's not a one-size-fits-all method of specialized care. It's also not always accessible in areas where it's needed most. 

In December, SDPB's Jackie Hendry spoke with members of a research team who are learning how to expand palliative care on the Cheyenne River, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge Reservations. The team includes Mary Isaacson of the SDSU College of Nursing in Rapid City, Avera Health Tribal Relations Director J.R. LaPlante, Director of Prevention Programs Tinka Duran with the Great Plains Tribal Charimen's Health Board, and B.R. Daubman with Massachusetts General Hospital.