Alumnae/i Feature

Changes in Reproductive Health Laws Impact Perinatal Hospice Care

Emily Orlando Cane at the 2024 Teaching Prevention Conference
Emily (Orlando) Cane ’23MPH presenting her research at the Teaching Prevention 2024 Conference

Emily (Orlando) Cane ’23MPH was interviewed by Hospice News about how changes in reproductive health laws have impacted perinatal hospice care; specifically, care offered to expectant mothers when their unborn child has received a life-limiting diagnosis. Cane is a NICU travel nurse and manager of clinical programs for TFA Analytics, as well as an advocate for reproductive justice.

In the article, Cane noted the impact of laws that differ by state. “It has been very eye opening to me to see how the laws vary by state and how much that impacts the care I was able to deliver to patients … It’ll be extremely important for legislation to be able to cover perinatal hospice services at all levels of needing this care.”

As part of her Master’s of Public Health with a specialization in Health Equity and Social Justice, Cane’s Health Equity Change Project (HECP) research project, "Abortion Access: A racial justice issue," analyzed language in reproductive health laws. She presented her research at Teaching Prevention 2024: Advancing Population Health Across Disciplines, the annual conference of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, March 2024.

Read the full interview on Hospice News

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