Healthcare Compliance Terms: There’s a Stark Difference
Healthcare Compliance Terms: There’s a Stark Difference
April 01, 2021

It’s not “Somebody Else’s” Problem If you’re a busy clinician or healthcare administrator, you likely feel overwhelmed just trying to provide care to your ...

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 ...

How to Cope With the Death of a Patient or Resident
How to Cope With the Death of a Patient or Resident
March 08, 2021

Losing a patient or resident is hard. Even if you’ve previously experienced the loss of a longtime resident or patient, it can be hard to handle. When Mrs. ...

PharmSmart: I'm So Stressed Out! And I’m TERRIFIED To Go To Sleep!
PharmSmart: I'm So Stressed Out! And I’m TERRIFIED To Go To Sleep!
March 05, 2021

BD is a 54 year old man living in a long-term care facility with an advanced illness, and a prognosis of approximately three months. The night shift nurse ...

What is the FAST Scale?
What is the FAST Scale?
March 03, 2021

Using this tool can help identify the stages of Alzheimer’s dementia in your patients or residents and how much help they may need  The Functional Assessment ...

The Patient is Dying But There Are Emotional Barriers to Hospice
The Patient is Dying But There Are Emotional Barriers to Hospice
February 28, 2021

Open Access is a program that can bridge the gap to end-of-life care If you work in a hospital, you’ve likely treated patients who have had ongoing chronic or ...

Dressing for the Journey
Dressing for the Journey
February 01, 2021

Reflections of a hospice nurse on the moments that matter most. As a hospice nurse I spend my days with people who are in the midst of contemplating their own ...

Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
Better Care for Your Heart Failure Patients
January 30, 2021

February is American Heart Month, and a time to understand what millions of Americans struggling with heart failure face. Some sobering statistics: Every year, ...

Honoring the Legacy of your Black/African American Patients Starts by Asking the Right Questions
Honoring the Legacy of your Black/African American Patients Starts by Asking the Right Questions
January 28, 2021

Since 1976, the United States has celebrated the legacy of influential Black leaders and the ancestral history of Black people in February. As we celebrate the ...

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