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2014-10-20 08:30:18

HPNA, HPNF, and HPCC have joined forces to transform the care and culture of serious illness PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three national nursing organizations today announced a collaborative effort to transform the care and culture of serious illness in the United States. Together, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC, formerly known as NBCHPN)...

2014-10-14 23:06:10

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization will welcome more than 1,000 hospice and palliative professionals and industry experts to Nashville to explore best practices in the field of hospice and palliative care. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 WHO: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in cooperation with the Tennessee Hospice Organization WHAT: 15th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive WHEN: Sunday, October 26 – Wednesday, October 29,...

2014-10-01 23:03:48

A featured session at the #NAHAC14 conference is Finding the Words and Learning How to Have the Conversation: Palliative and End of Life Care. End-of-life conversations are some of the more difficult challenges that advocates and healthcare providers face; knowing how to initiate a discussion of end of life wishes with patients and families leads to better choices in end of life care. Chicago IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Healthcare advocates, patient navigators, healthcare providers and...

2014-09-18 23:03:06

In her new position as Chief Medical Director, Dr. Ellen Brown is responsible for the medical component of Pathway’s hospice patient care programs. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Pathways Home Health & Hospice has promoted Dr. Ellen Brown to the position of Chief Medical Director. Prior to accepting the directorship, Brown served as Medical Director for several Pathways programs including Pathways KIDS, adult palliative care, and hospice teams that cared for...

2014-09-18 16:28:02

"Moments of Life" continues to debunk common misperceptions of hospice ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people equate a conversation about hospice as being told they must give up. However, more than 1 million people across the nation have learned just the opposite. They've been touched by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice" campaign since its launch on May 15, 2014. The campaign's intent is to debunk...

2014-08-04 08:28:49

New online course, developed by nationally recognized experts in palliative care helps make the business case for existing or proposed palliative care programs SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org. The Business Case for Palliative Care, starting August 18(th), is designed to orient clinical and administrative leaders to the critical concepts behind the business case for palliative care. The self-paced course introduces the analyses needed to assess the impact of...

2014-06-13 08:24:26

HAMDEN, Conn., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, home care and hospice are emerging as some of the most fertile ground on the healthcare landscape for accelerated integration to improve quality and reduce costs. According to Kimberly Skehan, RN, MSN, Senior Manager at Simione Healthcare Consultants, these mostly "out-of-hospital" care delivery models are gaining more attention from hospitals and health networks, who continue to forge ahead in developing systems of care that will...

2014-05-30 12:25:58

National Institute of Nursing Research Unveils Campaign to Help Pediatric Patients BETHESDA, Md., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When three-year-old Rachel was diagnosed with cancer, it was one of the worst days of her mother's life. Tests, medications, surgery--young Rachel's life turned upside down. She fought taking medicine and the frequent finger pricks. Rachel did not like to see the nurses and doctors come into the room because she was afraid of what was coming next. Then her...

2014-05-22 23:07:43

Addition of More Than 90 Palliative Care Courses to Relias’ Content Library Will Support Team-based Care Approach to Improve Patients’ Quality of Life Cary, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online training for specialized staff, announced today that it has added more than 90 palliative care courses to its library. The courses, added after the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN), focus on patient-centered care and improving services for palliative...

2014-03-18 23:22:10

Governor Malloy appoints Joseph Andrews, M.D., H.P.M. of The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. to the Palliative Care Advisory Panel Branford, CT (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The Connecticut Hospice, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joseph F. Andrews, MD, HPM has been appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy to the Connecticut Palliative Care Advisory Council. This Council was established by law earlier this year (Public Act 13-55) to analyze the current state of...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.