Hospice/Palliative Care

End-of-life wishes by video

More physicians are warming to the idea of video-recorded advance care wishes. Does your facility offer this ability to residents?

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Volunteer hospice offers rural community end-of-life care for 40+ years

Since 1978, a volunteer hospice has offered end-of-life care for a remote Pacific Northwest city. The unlicensed and unregulated hospice operates on an annual budget of less than $400,000 and cares for 300 people each year.

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Oregon expands electronic POLST for end-of-life care

The state's electronic registry keeps people's end-of-life care wishes just a click a way for easy access in any emergency.

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Suncoast Hospice awarded for community outreach

The Florida hospice provider created programs to embrace the vibrant cultural and ethnic diversity of the Clearwater/St. Petersburg region.

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Closing the gap on end-of-life care wishes

When it comes to the last stage of life, there’s a big difference between what people say they want and what they do about it, notes a new Massachusetts survey.

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VNAA forms first national association for home healthcare

The new national association will raise awareness of the roles of home-based care and advocate for better financial models to support it.

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2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Ana Cabrera, RN, MSc

Terminal illness and grief are multicultural experiences, and this Texas nurse has brought a deeper understanding to ethno-cultural considerations in hospice care.

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Massachusetts coalition launches advance care planning app

A Massachusetts coalition is marking National Healthcare Decisions Day with a new app to get the end-of-life care conversation started.

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2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Kayla Bruce, LPN

A hospice nurse at Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care (LHC) of Hammond is leading her peers in the culture change of end-of-life care through patient empowerment and behavioral understanding.

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Palliative and hospice training bill back on congressional agenda

The new bill proposes funding for training as more organizations urge the need for better support for hospice and palliative care in professional settings and at home.

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