Making Healthcare Decisions in Advance Eases Stress and Builds Trust
Making Healthcare Decisions in Advance Eases Stress and Builds Trust
April 05, 2021

It’s never too early to start having the conversation with patients and families. April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day, and as spring approaches and ...

Serotonin Syndrome? Is that really a thing?
Serotonin Syndrome? Is that really a thing?
April 02, 2021

Mrs. Johnson is a 70 year old woman diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer, recently admitted to hospice. She also has a past medical history of type 2 ...

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 ...

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