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Jenkins works to improve rural access to hospice care


Ripon Advance - Apr 20, 2017
Bipartisan legislation recently reintroduced by U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) would address issues within the Medicare system that create barriers to accessing hospice care in rural areas. The Rural Access to Hospice Act, H.R. 1828, would amend the ...
 

TD Bank hosting fundraiser for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry


Island Packet - Apr 20, 2017
TD Bank is hosting a fundraiser for Hospice Care of the Lowcountry through April 28, according to a news release. In addition to monetary donations, TD Bank will be collecting adult diapers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, incontinence pads and alcohol ...
 

ACMC hospice care celebrates 25 years


The Star Beacon - Apr 12, 2017
ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Medical Center's Hospice care unit opened in 1992, with a palliative care staff who worked to ensure dignity and comfort for patients. The suite on the fourth floor expanded throughout the years, but on Tuesday the ...
 

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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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Hospice and Palliative Medicine Handbook: A Clinical Guide


by: Susan Bodtke MD, Kathy Ligon MD

This comprehensive pocket-size handbook is the essential reference for clinicians and others serving patients with advanced or life-limiting illness. It offers up-to-date, relevant, and highly practical guidance to expertly meet the challenges of serving these patients and their families.

This user-friendly manual emphasizes the importance of honoring patients’ wishes throughout their medical journey while meeting their whole-person, often complex needs—from symptom management to attending to spiritual and emotional suffering—and always acknowledges the context of patients’ lives, including the needs of loved ones supporting them.
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Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care


This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. 

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort—and change the way we think about death. 

Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach.
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Hospice Care videos

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!


 

Understanding Hospice Care


An informational video that explains the basic services and mission of Hospice Care in the United States.