3J: Hospice Care for the Homeless: Case Studies in Intra Agency Collaboration
Our Lady of Peace Hospice and Catholic Charities

Kelly Pietrzak, BSW; Janie Sydor, RN, CHPN

Our panel will present a brief overview of the current demographics and challenges facing terminally ill homeless individuals in Minnesota. Through case studies, we will explore their unique medical and emotional needs and how intra-agency collaboration can allow for quality end of life care.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Identify specific nursing and psychosocial needs of terminally ill homeless individuals
  • Discuss opportunities for intra-agency collaboration