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Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka in hospice care and has 6 months to live


New York Daily News - Dec 3, 2016
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Former pro wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live, his lawyer said Friday. The disclosure was made during a hearing to re-evaluate the 73-year-old Snuka's mental fitness six ...
 

Aime Hospice Care expanding services with new inpatient facility


Minden Press-Herald - Dec 2, 2016
The Minden community has benefited from hospice services, now under the Aime Hospice Care organization, for the past 10 years. Aime spokespersons say they are looking forward to the next 10 years and the expansion of services at their Minden facility.
 

Hospice care made mom's death easier


Concord Monitor - Nov 30, 2016
She had been successfully living with cancer for over 25 years until the medication stopped working. She gladly accepted home Hospice care with Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, and she, my dad, my husband and I became an army of four.
 

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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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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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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: ...
 

Understanding Hospice Care


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

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


 

A family shares their pediatric hospice experience.


A young Massachusetts family shares the story of their decision to partner with Care Dimensions to provide hospice care for their infant son.