Healthcare Quality is all About the Right Sticks and Carrots
Healthcare Quality is all About the Right Sticks and Carrots
October 12, 2021

The old story that the best way to make a donkey move is to put a carrot out in front of it and jab it with a stick from behind can be a helpful way to think ...

Cultural Considerations for Supporting Hispanic/LatinX Patients at the End of Life
Cultural Considerations for Supporting Hispanic/LatinX Patients at the End of Life
October 01, 2021

Since 1988, as a nation we’ve taken September 15 to October 15 to observe Hispanic Heritage Month. While we take this time to celebrate and learn more about ...

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 ...

Hospice Care Consultants are an Extension of Your Team
Hospice Care Consultants are an Extension of Your Team
August 18, 2021

Five ways to leverage hospice care consultants for your ease and the comfort of your patients. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team that ...

Setting Professional Boundaries Protects the Patient and Healthcare Provider
Setting Professional Boundaries Protects the Patient and Healthcare Provider
August 09, 2021

Professional boundaries within healthcare are established to set limits to the provider-patient relationship. They are informed or set by legal, ethical and ...

Beyond Hospitals and Primary Care: How Risk-Bearing Entities Can Think About Post-Acute
Beyond Hospitals and Primary Care: How Risk-Bearing Entities Can Think About Post-Acute
August 06, 2021

As more health systems and provider groups take on risks for their patient lives and the total cost of care, all areas of the health continuum are coming under ...

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 ...

Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
Providing the Best Care Begins with Acknowledging the Background of Our Patients
July 13, 2021

Understanding the unique beliefs, traditions, expectations, and desires of the patients and families we serve can make an impact on the care that we provide ...

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