The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
The Gift of Truth: Having Difficult Conversations
July 01, 2021

Difficult conversations are a normal part of almost any 12-hour shift when working in critical care or other acute hospital setting.  No professional expects ...

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 ...

Centering Resilience: An Opportunity for Care Providers During Pride
Centering Resilience: An Opportunity for Care Providers During Pride
June 01, 2021

This post comes from our partners at SAGE, which provides advocacy and services for LGBT elders. This year's theme for Older Americans Month was "Communities ...

Triage at End of Life: It’s not just for the ER
Triage at End of Life: It’s not just for the ER
June 01, 2021

Triaging patients isn’t just something that happens at a hospital or during an emergency. Having a plan and process for how to stratify the risks and care ...

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 ...

Hospice Chaplains Bring Peace and Healing to Individuals and Their Communities
Hospice Chaplains Bring Peace and Healing to Individuals and Their Communities
May 04, 2021

Providing spiritual care to those near the end of life has benefits for individuals and healthcare providers. When individuals are journeying through severe or ...

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 ...

Just Because It Isn’t Raining Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Have An Umbrella
Just Because It Isn’t Raining Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Have An Umbrella
April 21, 2021

Compliance isn’t Reactive!  As savvy healthcare professionals know, effective compliance isn’t somebody else’s problem. Knowing the basic terminology, areas of ...

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