Outreach

NHPCO video celebrates Hospice Volunteers for National Volunteer Week

Alexandria, VA (Hospice Action Network) April 24, 2017 by Lauren Drew National Volunteer Week is April 23 – 29, 2017 and those dedicated individuals offering support, companionship and hope to those facing a life-limiting illness deserve special recognition for the…

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NHPCO offers suggestions for observing NHDD this week

[O]nly about 25% of adults have an advance care plan. As a consequence patients’ families suffer the added burden of having to guess when a health crisis happens. That’s why National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) was founded 10 years ago…

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Calvert Hospice’s Stephanie Carpenter & Sarah Simmons to explode Hospice myths in seminar

Prince Frederick, MD (HospiceTimes.com) April 13, 2017 Calvert Hospice is partnering with Calvert Memorial Hospital to provide educational seminars to their community. Attendees will learn about topics that impact end-of-life care for patients and their families. Sessions are designed to…

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Larry Patten: 5 questions to ask a hospice patient

What do I say? With some hospice patients, even when they are friends or family members, we’re unsure of how to keep a conversation going. It may be easy to begin a chat about today’s weather or yesterday’s news, but…

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When and How to Introduce Palliative Care

(Medscape.com) December 27, 2016 by Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN Out of Options, Not Hope Cynthia Y. is a 55-year-old Chinese woman with stage IV ovarian cancer. She has been treated in a large urban cancer center and recently completed participation in…

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Pennsylvania’s Pennridge High students baking cookies for hospice patients

Perkasie, PA (The Intelligencer) December 13, 2016 Pennridge High School students are participating in the 20th annual Cookies for Hospice event. They will be contributing at least 100 dozen cookies toward the goal of 20,000 cookies to be distributed this…

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Explore NHPCO’s new “What Are My Options?” Decision Tool

NHPCO’s Moments of Life series now offers the “What Are My Options?” interactive tool. This online questionnaire is designed to help guide the healthcare choices of patients and their families who are facing a serious illness… especially if that illness…

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Hospice Helps Patients Reclaim the Spirit of Life

“Many people have never heard of hospice or palliative care. They sometimes confuse this type of care with euthanasia or physician assisted suicide. Hospice is really the opposite. Nothing is done to hasten death. In fact as the Hospice Foundation…

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Which Celebrities Could You Get to Visit Your Hospice?

A hospice will be joined by Prince William and Kate Middleton as it celebrates its 25th anniversary later this month. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Keech Hospice Care on Wednesday, August 24 to tour the hospice, meet…

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A Hospice-Serving, Opera-Singing Rabbi to Conduct “Operettas” All Summer

Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh, founder of Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. (a non-profit whose mission is to bring arts experiences into hospitals and hospice facilities), chants to inspire this Summer at Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. New York, New York…

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