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Hospice care linked to higher family satisfaction


Fox News - Jan 5, 2017
Families of terminally ill cancer patients may be more satisfied with the end-of-life treatment their loved ones receive when it involves hospice care, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined interview data from 1,970 family members of deceased ...
 

Theatre students step up to support hospice


Hickory Daily Record - Jan 15, 2017
John Bailey/Hickory Daily Record: Members of the St. Stephens High Tractor Shed Theatre group: Coleson Berlin, Kayla Staff and Jackson Shoe practice their part for Monday's show which is focused on shining a light on hospice care. tractor shed. Buy Now.
 

Know your nonprofit: Hospice of the Foothills


The Union of Grass Valley - Jan 16, 2017
Hospice care, provided by Hospice of the Foothills, is paid in part by Medicare, Medi-Cal and most private insurance. The grief/bereavement support program (which follows the family for 13 months after the death of their loved one), and the Foothill ...
 

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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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Palliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition: Quality Care to the End of Life


Praise for the Third Edition:

In this comprehensive textbook on palliative care nursing, editors Marianne Matzo and Deborah Witt Sherman succeed in bringing together the heart of nursing and the true meaning of palliative care with the most current evidence based practice." --GeriPal

This fourth edition of a comprehensive text/reference that has been valued by students, educators, and practicing nurses for many years, Palliative Care Nursing continues to reflect the fundamental hospice and palliative care nursing competencies---both basic and advanced--that are essential for effective and empathetic care of patients and families.
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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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Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life


by: Ira Byock MD
From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well.

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.


This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life.
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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: ...
 

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.
 

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.