Psychosocial Support

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 ...

How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
How to Work with Families Who Challenge Us
July 08, 2021

As healthcare providers, our goal is to support patients and their families through what can be a very difficult ordeal. We are meeting families sometimes at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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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