Monthly Archives: March 2016

Podcast: “Hope For a Cool Pillow,” New Book by Margaret Overton

Most people love hospice and the mission of hospice. And of course, there is always room for improvement. “In Dr. Margaret Overton‘s new memoir, HOPE FOR A COOL PILLOW (Outpost 19, March 2016), she explores about two polar opposite experiences…

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June: Accolades for Home Health Aides – by Penny Davis

If, you are a Home Health Aide (HHA), then please give yourself a huge pat on the back because you certainly deserve it. If you are a hospice team member working with a HHA then you know of their immense…

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There But for the Grace of God…

By Barbara Karnes, R.N. Question: Write something about the need for people to lose their negative attitudes about people who have “certain” diseases: HIV, cirrhosis, hepatitis, B&C, lung cancer. I’m not sure I am academically qualified to address how or…

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Palliative Podcast: The Art of Dying ~ The Art of Living. A Talk with Ralph White

Ralph White, The Art of Dying

April 24-26th, 2015, The Art of Dying V in NYC will be quite the weekend. Creating amazing conferences is not new for Ralph. The co-founder of the Open Center in NYC has been behind some of the world’s most vibrant…

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Hospice Paper Forms vs. Software — Separating Rumor from Reality

In an era when almost every daily transaction is automated for convenience, speed and accuracy (think drive-thru food, the gas pump, banking on your phone and Amazon), it’s perplexing that a majority of hospice clinicians are still documenting on paper.…

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Remembering Patients

Over the years, the Interdisciplinary Team and I have known many patients who we were pleased to serve in our hospice program of care. They come to us in all sizes, shapes, ages, from an assortment of home lives, jobs…

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Podcast: “Poly-pharmacy” Solutions with Dr. Mark Carlson

A discussion about pharmacogenetic testing, palliative care and wellness in the geriatric population. Listen here. Dr. Mark Carlson and Laurie Rock are leading the pack when it comes to innovative solutions to caring for seniors. It’s not just about chronic…

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What Doctors Say They Want For Their Own End-of-Life Care

There’s a Difference Between What Doctors Want for Themselves and What They Prescribe: Fran Smith, author of Changing the Way We Die, Weighs In. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a recent article for Psychology Today, Viva Editions author Fran Smith…

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"Scarlet Says Good-Bye" Children’s Book Wins Mom’s Choice Award – Wall Street Journal

"Scarlet Says Good-Bye" Children's Book Wins Mom's Choice AwardWall Street Journal"Scarlet Says Good-Bye" helps children understand what hospice is and how they can spend time with a parent or grandparent to create new memories as their loved one approaches end-of-life. Designed for children under 12, the book includes an …'Scarlet Says Good-Bye' Children's Book Wins Mom's Choice AwardBroadway WorldUnitedHealth Group Inc. : "Scarlet Says Good-Bye" Children's Book Wins Mom's …4-traders (press release)all 4 news articles »

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Hospice Services of Methodist ElderCare Welcomes Veronica Wandrey

Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare, a division of Methodist ElderCare Services, is pleased to announce Veronica Wandrey, has accepted the position of Community Relations Liaison. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) MARCH 25, 2016 Hospice Services at Methodist ElderCare, a division of Methodist…

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