Hospice of McAlester stresses the importance of advance care planning and talking with loved ones.
OTTAWA, Nov. 9, 2016- Canadians call for Palliative Care to be enshrined in Health Act.
In the book "Soul Service," Christine Cowgill states, “Death should not be viewed as a medical failure but as a natural conclusion to life.” November is
No one likes to think about death and dying, but it’s something everyone has to face eventually. There’s an incredible resource in our community that provides comfort, dignity and respect to all those coping with serious or life-limiting illnesses. It’s hospice and palliative care. November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month, and I’m reaching out to help people understand the importance of planning for the care they would want if they were facing a serious or life-limiting illness. The best time to plan for the kind of care you or a loved one would want is before you are faced with a medical crisis. Because I work in hospice, one of the most frequent comments I hear from families is, “Why did we wait so long before calling?” Hospice provides expert care, keeping patients comfortable and able to enjoy time with loved ones. The hospice team answers questions, offers advice on what to expect and helps families with the duties of being a
On Nov. 1, the StarNews published an article titled, “Hospice Care Fraud Under Scrutiny.” It was a national perspective focused on how the “number of patients and providers and the amount of taxpayer money spent on hospice care has grown steadily in recent years.”Hospice is quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. It involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support
BENGALURU: Karnataka became the third state after Maharashtra and Kerala to have a policy for palliative care.
Letter writer: One of the most frequent comments hospice providers hear from families is: "Why did we wait so long before calling hospice?"
My own family was lucky enough to benefit from the support of a palliative care nurse when my father faced lung cancer. She got his pain and nausea controlled and taught us how to care for him at home. She inspired me to pursue my own career as a palliative care nurse practitioner. But there are not enough of us; right now there is only one palliative medicine physician for every 13,000 patients with serious illness and the research supporting our work is lacking
FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Starting palliative care shortly after a person is diagnosed with incurable cancer helps patients cope and improves their quality of life, a new
The introduction of palliative care early after a diagnosis of incurable cancer improved the quality of life of the patients’ family caregivers, according to the results of a randomized trial scheduled for presentation at the ASCO Annual Meeting.“We are seeing an impact of early palliative care for patients with early diagnosed disease and their families,” Areej R. El-Jawahri,
The introduction of palliative care shortly after a patient is diagnosed with cancer is associated with improved quality of life.
Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds
“We can now say that the benefits of early palliative care can extend beyond patient outcomes and can actually positively impact family caregivers,” said Areej El-Jawahri.
Services provided by Hospice are free to those who receive them, so sponsorship, fundraising and donations are key to their ability to serve.
Services provided by Hospice are free to those who receive them, so sponsorship, fundraising and donations are key to their ability to serve. - Northland Age
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TRENTON, NJ - An Assembly panel on Thursday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D, Thomas Giblin, Jamel Holley, Joseph...