WEEK 4 Policy: Week four has your second class conference of the semester, focused on the nursing home industry. Please respond to the following questions in the class conference created for this purpose. 1. What roles do nursing homes play in providing rehabilitation and extended care for functionally disabled persons? 2. Under what circumstances is it appropriate to consider nursing home placement for an elderly parent or guardian? Is placement in assisted living or in home care always a superior choice? WEEK 5 Policy: Week five has your third class conference of the semester, focused on the hospice and palliative care. Please respond to the following questions in the class conference created for this purpose. 1. How does hospice and palliative care differ from the traditional medical model of health care delivery? What are the benefits to patients who elect these services in lieu of traditional medical care? 2. What the benefits of interdisciplinary team management of patient care as practiced in hospice and palliative care? Are there potential lessons learned for improving the quality of traditional medical care?