Symptom Management

Utilize Comfort Foods Creatively During the Holidays
Utilize Comfort Foods Creatively During the Holidays
November 09, 2021

As the holidays approach, fond memories surrounding traditions often resurface for our patients and families. Many of these traditions likely involve foods ...

Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
Learning How to Meet Patient Needs Through Trauma-Informed Care
September 11, 2021

We need to understand our patients’ pasts so we can address their triggers.   Trauma-informed care (TIC) is a hot topic these days, and the coronavirus ...

PharmSmart: Spasms vs Spasticity
PharmSmart: Spasms vs Spasticity
September 08, 2021

If I don’t learn the difference, I’m going to spazz! “My patient has a spasm… or is it spasticity? What’s the difference?!” Despite their similarly sounding ...

When Treatment Needs to be More Than Pharmacy, Music Therapy is There
When Treatment Needs to be More Than Pharmacy, Music Therapy is There
July 29, 2021

As recent events at the Tokyo Summer Olympics tell us, wellbeing and health aren’t just physical. As we enter our 18th month of the pandemic, Americans are ...

PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
PharmSmart: Two thousand and two, two thousand and three . . . Why can’t I sleep?
June 18, 2021

Sleep disorders are very common in society today - including patients receiving hospice care. Pain, anxiety, and depression are frequently present along with ...

Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
Namaste Care Techniques Soothe and Calm
June 03, 2021

  Sensory activities help us respect the personhood of aging patients. Holistic care is a term we hear frequently, as recognition grows around the importance ...

PharmSmart: Phenytoin Phacts (Dilantin)
PharmSmart: Phenytoin Phacts (Dilantin)
May 30, 2021

GG is a 67 year old female who was admitted to hospice care 3 weeks ago with a diagnosis of breast cancer with metastasis to the brain. The patient has had ...

General Inpatient Hospice Care: Better Outcomes for Patients, Better Outcomes for You
General Inpatient Hospice Care: Better Outcomes for Patients, Better Outcomes for You
April 28, 2021

While understanding and acceptance of the Medicare Hospice Benefit has grown in recent years, there are still knowledge gaps about the higher levels of hospice ...

Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
Understanding the Nutritional Needs of the Dying
March 25, 2021

Your hospice partner can help you understand the intersection of diet and end-of-life care. In the U.S., we often think of nutrition and diet in the context of ...

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