Episode 97: A Conversation with Dr. Sarah H. Cross on issues regarding transition to hospice care
In Today’s episode, Saul talks to Dr. Sarah Harrington Cross about her published research, “That Little Bit of Time: Transition-to-Hospice Perspectives From Hospice Staff and Bereaved Family.” Dr. Cross is an Instructor in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Division of Family and Preventive Medicine at Emory University’s School of Medicine.
She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Her research has been covered by media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, and NPR. Prior to pursuing her PhD in public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Dr. Cross spent several years as a social worker in home hospice and inpatient palliative care. Dr. Cross’ current research priorities are identifying, understanding, and improving the experiences of people facing structural inequities at end of life, particularly poverty.