Psychosocial Support

Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
Developing Strategies For Effective Spiritual Care at End of Life
December 16, 2021

As the end of life approaches, people often start to reexamine their spirituality in ways that they haven’t before. It’s a time of change and exploration as ...

Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
Honoring Traditions During the Holidays
December 10, 2021

In our increasingly fast-paced lives it is easy to get so wrapped-up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that we forget to be present in the moment. ...

Crucial Conversations at the End of Life
Crucial Conversations at the End of Life
November 16, 2021

As we seek to provide care that meets the needs of our patients, residents, and families, it's not uncommon to encounter situations where we need to have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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