Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wendy Karasin’s New Book Adds to Conscious End-of-life Conversation

Wendy Karasin‘s new book, The Moon To Play With, A Daughter’s Journey Through Love, Loss, and the Power of Presence, is a memoir of the author’s own loss of both parents within a three month period. Her experiences and her journey…

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End of Life Conversations… is it too soon to have them?

If you are reading this, it is not too soon! This is what Nathan Kottkamp, the founder of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) believes. In fact, this year’s NHDD tagline is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late”.…

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New Book Deals With Loss And Difficult Journey To Move On

Katie Bishop encourages readers to embrace God’s love during grieving process Forest, OH (PRWEB) August 21, 2015 Within the pages of Kathie Bishop’s new book, For Those Left Behind, readers will find a heart-warming devotional to help those suffering from…

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Hospice Care in Nursing Facilities

By Barbara Karnes, R.N. QUESTION:  Can you blog about hospice care and the role of the hospice nurse/hospice team in long term care facilities? The basic premise of hospice is to provide end of life care in the home.  Because…

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Grief for a Loved One With Dementia

QUESTION: Please talk about grieving the gradual but sure loss of a loved one with dementia. Perhaps you’ve heard it said: Having a loved one with dementia is the long goodbye. We lose the person we know long before their…

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Hospice Nurse Brad Macy Shares the Macy Catheter Story

In hospice care, patients almost always need medications to control symptoms such as pain, nausea or difficulty breathing. Most patients reach a point when they can no longer take medications by mouth. The Macy Catheter is a new device for…

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“Being There” – A Companion For Caregivers

In my book “Being There”, written as a companion for caregivers, I take you along and share the daily ups and downs on a nineteen month journey after my father suffered a massive stroke. I am the friend who understands…

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A Bereavement Group for Mothers Only

Six years ago this January I shared a cup of tea with a grieving friend following the sudden loss of her son. I had an understanding of how she felt because I had lost a daughter a few years previously.…

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Honoring Chaplains and Bereavement Coordinators

Their shoulders are broad and their are hearts big. They aren’t judgmental, these men and women who serve as an integral part of the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team known as IDT. Chaplains aren’t pushing religion of any variety but they are…

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A Thank You To All Nurses In Hospice

NURSING………….lots of choices and rewards !! Nursing is one of the few professions where you can work in a variety of specialties as well as hours of the day or night. As a young nurse many years ago, I worked…

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