Monthly Archives: February 2016

Today’s Podcast: A New Paradigm: Caregiving Circles

What happens when the whole team of caregivers is heard and honored by the person who needs their care? Listen here! Aliyah Alexander has been dealing with the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis for 10 years. She can no longer…

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Hospice and The Way Of The Master Diagnostician

(This article was originally published on Dr. Grumet’s blog and portions are republished here with permission). Defining quality, in our current healthcare system, is often a struggle. If you ask my colleagues what makes a “good doctor”, we will likely…

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“Just Shoot Me” Is Not A Plan

Several weeks ago, I chaired a fascinating conference hosted by Global Healthcare Professional Network. The event was titled, End-of-Life Care & Legal Management. Needless to say presenter and attendee dialogues alike were edgy, insightful, and controversial. There was never a…

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Symbols, Barriers, and Bridges: Where It All Began

In 2012, I began Carla Cheatham Consulting Group, LLC to deliver my training curriculum, called SCIE™ (pronounced “sky”) Spiritual Care Integrity & Excellence, to spiritual care counselors and other healthcare workers.  As the business grew, I became increasingly clear about…

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Those Working With End of Life Need Closure

QUESTION: Please address the need for closure by medical professionals who work with end of life. I began working in hospice with the personal belief that death was not bad, that it was a natural part of life. I felt…

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Podcast: Zen and the Art of Dying. Documentary on a Deathwalker

Meet Zenith Virago. I have been meeting death educators all around the world for years in my own pursuits to empower people in illness and dying and I loved what I read about her. She is a leading educator in…

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Excerpt From New Book, “The Last Mile of the Way” By Multicultural Hospice Nurse Tacy Silverberg-Urian

The US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2010 Initiative identified one of its goals as the elimination of disparities in health-care quality and access among minority populations. The United States of America has one of the most…

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Hospice Is Not a Death Sentence

Hospice nurse and author Ellen Jane Windham offers patients and families comprehensive guide to all things hospice care in new book HOUSTON (PRWEB) February 22, 2016 Hospice. Some take those seven letters as a death sentence, but this form of…

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Palliative Podcast: Barbara Karnes and Demedicalizing Dying

The Author of the Hospice Industry’s “Little Blue Book” is at it again. Listen to our podcast interview with Barbara Karnes Barbara Karnes has been in the “making dying better for people” movement since the beginning since hospice first came…

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Calvert Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator Completes Comprehensive #Bereavement Skills Training

Prince Frederick, MD (HospiceTimes) February 19, 2016 Melinda Ruppert, Bereavement Coordinator for Calvert Hospice, recently completed 30 hours of classroom education by the internationally recognized Center for Loss and Life Transition in Scottsdale, Arizona. This course is one of five…

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