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Long-haul COVID-19 renews push to expand palliative care

A palliative care nurse talks with male patient at his home.

The Washington Post | By: Michael Ollove

When Shelenea Harris invited Intrepid USA’s Palliative Care team into her western Virginia home to help care for her father-in-law, Roy Harris, she made something very clear. “I told them I was adamant that I wanted the best care for him, and if they couldn’t do that, I didn’t want them to waste their time or mine.”

She got what she asked for with integrated palliative care. Intrepid USA’s Palliative Care team kept Roy living at home and surrounded by family, free from pain and the medicines that made him sick, and out of the hospital and doctors’ offices, as he fervently desired.

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