Ms. Susan Huff begins by identifying some of her experiences during the earliest practices of hospice in the U.S., including her work in developing a multidisciplinary team model that could provide a service to follow a patient through end of life. Ms. Huff also describes some of her work closing the provider education gaps around hospice philosophy, pain management, and communication. Ms. Huff then describes her work bridging pediatric palliative and pain management programs. Ms. Huff also describes her role in many programs and projects that successfully demonstrated that her model of pediatric palliative and hospice care met the desires of patients and parents while working within the confines of limited funding. Ms. Huff concludes the interview with her vision of furthering research on outcomes to empower programs to deliver the "seamless choices in care and access" that parents and patients deserve.
Pediatric Palliative Care Oral History Project
Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis
"Susan Huff Oral History." (2019). OH154-S19-i01, Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis.