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Bravery is even more contagious than this virus.  

I’ve got to be honest. I’m about fed up with COVID-19. As an extrovert, this social distancing thing is not…

Preparing the Family

Meeting the Needs of Terminal Patients and Their Loved Ones Death is an inevitable part of life. This fact is…

Hospice & Assisted Living

There are a number of benefits for hospice patients living in an assisted living facility. Visits by the hospice team…

Agitated Delirium: A Hospice Emergency

Agitation delirium is one of the most devastating occurrences in medical care of the seriously ill and dying. The memory…

Finding Value and Dignity at the End of Life

Maria’s Story Every hospice, including AseraCare Hospice, purposes to help every one of its patients face their death with dignity.…

When to Refer to Hospice

When to refer to hospice seems like such an easy question. Maybe, like most physicians and nurses, you know the…

The Spiritual Needs of Dying Patients

Introduction There is little doubt that attending to the spiritual well being of patients has been part of the role…

Interventions to Alleviate Spiritual Pain in the Dying

Introduction Experienced healthcare workers can often effectively manage the difficult physical symptoms that accompany the dying process, but the management…

What to Expect When a Patient is Dying

Family members look to their hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and nurses to help them know what to expect when they…

Giving Bad News in a Beautiful Way

A Difficult Chore Breaking bad news is one of the most difficult responsibilities in healthcare. Virtually all physicians and nurses…

How to Talk to Your Patients About Hospice

Studies have clearly shown that the earlier a nursing home patient is referred to hospice, the greater the benefit to…

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