campaign recently launched by the Joint Commission provides information to
patients about how and when to get palliative care, and offers examples of questions
that palliative care providers may ask them and questions that they can ask
providers. The educational campaign is part of the Joint
Commission's Speak Up program that urges people to take an active role in their
health care. Speak Up brochures are available in English and
more about the role of physical therapists in palliative care at APTA's Hospice
and Palliative Care webpage.