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“Follies Rock” Held to Support Genesis Hospice Care


WHIZ - Mar 18, 2017
The organization supports Genesis Hospice Care and all proceeds go to support the patients that can't afford the end of life care that they need. “A lot of them don't have insurance and nobody's turned away, so they need extra funds occasionally to ...
 

Center For Hospice Care unveils expansion plan


WNDU-TV - Mar 17, 2017
On Thursday, the Center For Hospice Care unveiled its plan to expand its facilities. The hope, to better reach people in need of its services.
 

Hospice CEO gets 6 1/2 years for fraud scheme


Chicago Tribune - Mar 8, 2017
Businessman Seth Gillman was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for masterminding a $20 million hospice care fraud scheme that exploited ...
 

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Hospice Care books

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End


by: Atul Gawande


In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs.
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Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life


by: Jessica Nutik Zitter M.D.
For readers of Being Mortal and Modern Death, an ICU and Palliative Care specialist offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level


In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die.

Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death.
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Symptom Management Algorithms: A Handbook for Palliative Care


by: Linda Wrede-Seaman
Pocket sized hospice and palliative care handbook recently updated and released for those providing end of life care and interfacing with the management of advanced chronic diseases. Includes detailled assessment tool, treatment guidelines, tables and scales for pain management and other distressing symptoms. A practical educational tool for nurses in hospice, oncology, long term care and inpatient palliative care. Includes guidelines for spiritual, psychosocial and dignity conserving interventions for patients and their families facing a terminal illness!
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The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care


by: Angelo Volandes M.D. M.D.

There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows that most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones.

Dr. Angelo E. Volandes believes that a life well lived deserves a good ending. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, he demonstrates that what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation.
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Understanding Hospice Care


In this video series, the President of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Donald Schumacher provides information about Hospice care.
 

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Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Hospice Care brings compassionate care into the lives of terminally ill patients, and grief support services to their families. Series: ...
 

What is Hospice Care?


Dr. Simin Beg talks about the importance of end of life care. Beg discusses how physicians, family, and hospice health professionals work as a team to provide ...
 

He Checked On His Mom While In Hospice Care, What He Found The Nurse Doing? OMG!


 

Level Of Hospice Care About Equal Across Facilities


A study found only slight differences in the intensity of hospice services regardless of the facility. The study analyzed data from tens of thousands of elderly men ...