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New hospice CEO found calling in trauma center


Gloucester Daily Times - May 21, 2017
She learned about hospice care because the hospital needed a trusted partner to take care of their patients with dignity and respect, without judgment, often at home, she said. After that, while earning her MBA, she helped the hospital's CEO with a ...
 

Boy treated at CHOP for leukemia enters hospice care


FOX 29 News Philadelphia - May 18, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The parents of a young boy treated for leukemia at CHOP made a heartbreaking announcement. They shared the news that 7-year-old Jackson's leukemia returned and they have decided to go forward with hospice care in Florida.
 

Hospice care: Don't wait to gain some of life's experiences


The Spokesman-Review - May 15, 2017
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization defines hospice care as a model for compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, under a team approach to provide medical care, pain management, and emotional and ...
 

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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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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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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: ...
 

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 ...
 

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.