Research and Innovation
Who can participate in a clinical research trial?
Participation is not limited to Hospice and Palliative Care clients. Any person who is interested and meets study-specific eligibility criteria may participate on a completely voluntary basis. Any study volunteer may decide to refuse to participate or to withdraw from a study at any time.
In keeping with our mission of Co-Creating The Care Experience, we choose studies based upon the potential to improve symptom management and quality of life. We have seen remarkable results in improved pain and symptom scores from our previous trials and offered these services to our patients.
Why participate in a clinical research trial?
Previous study volunteers cite many reasons they decided to participate. Some of those are as follows:
- Patients feel they are leaving a legacy
- Participating in research studies may help patients gain access to new treatments that are not otherwise available
- Research treatments may improve quality of life by reducing pain or other symptoms
- Study participation contributes to medical knowledge, which aids in improving treatments to future patients and helps to define best clinical practice
More Information About Research and Innovation
For more information, fill out the form below or call 828.692.6178. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you.