In Pennsylvania, advocates want legislation to further access to palliative care

    There are medication and treatments aplenty for most terminal illnesses, but advocates in Pennsylvania are hoping legislation will bring more access to palliative care — the kind used for pain management and emotional support.

    Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler spoke with Katie Lawson, who spent almost two years fighting for better palliative care for her young son while doctors pushed treatments and tubes.

    Lawson testified before a legislative committee this week to push for a bill that would give doctors more training in palliative care.

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