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2012-04-26 23:02:03

$1/2 Million Grant Will Be Used to Build Capacity in Palliative Care in Africa (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Efforts to improve the quality and availability of palliative care services in Africa received a major funding boost this week. The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund announced today that it has approved a grant in the amount of $499,861 for FHSSA (originally known as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa) to further its work in improving palliative care in Africa. The grant...

2012-03-29 10:25:30

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) recently released its 2011 Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America report showing that hospice use continues to rise in the United States. Harden Healthcare, which operates hospice companies in 14 states, has seen an increase in the demand for hospice care over the past few years. "The findings in this report support what we see every day," Lew Little, chief executive...

2012-03-27 23:02:09

A special screening will be held on Thursday for an important new documentary film that sheds light on the need for palliative care services in Uganda at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization´s Management and Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD. Alexandria, Va (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 The meaning of the word “okuyamba” in Lugandan, a language spoken in Uganda, is “help,” making it an appropriate title for the film, which was created by The...

2012-03-22 02:24:10

Professionally Speaking: Conversations on End-of-Life Care WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's the best way for a physician to talk with a patient? What are appropriate boundaries when it comes to patient care? How do palliative care and hospice work together? What's right - and wrong - about our approach to end-of-life care in the United States? The answers to these and other questions posed by Hospice Foundation of America's Hank Willner, M.D., are...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Because of the complex needs of hospice and palliative care patients, clinicians must be able to construct a plan of care that will accurately chart a patient´s progress toward outcomes that enhance his or her quality of life. To accomplish this important service, clinicians should employ a system of preferred practices to effectively assess, document, and manage the end of life needs of patients and their families. Tyler, TX (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Pedagogy, Inc., a national provider...

2012-02-14 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has been honored with a Gold Award in the conference program category in Association TRENDS' 2011 All-Media Contest. It was the re-imagined conference learning journal for NHPCO's 26th Management and Leadership Conference that won top honors in this category. The learning journal was one of more than 450 entries in the association publications contest. (Photo:...

2012-01-11 07:45:00

Greater Proportion of Heart Disease Patients Accessing Hospice Reports NHPCO ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's annual report on hospice facts and figures released this week shows the number of patients served remains fairly constant at 1.58 million in 2010 (a slight rise from 1.56 million served in 2009). Yet a statistic of concern to hospice and palliative care professionals is the drop in both median...

2011-12-01 07:59:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty years after the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, researchers, health care professionals, philanthropic organizations and others still work tirelessly to bring relief and hope to those affected by the disease. FHSSA, which began as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, is one such organization working to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS, focusing primarily on palliative care and improving pain...

2011-11-07 06:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It surprises many Americans to learn that 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are Veterans. That's 1,800 people a day; more than 680,000 Veteran deaths every year. As the nation honors these American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, November 11, it's important to remember that they also deserve recognition and compassionate care at the end of life's journey. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2011-10-31 08:00:00

DETROIT, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Hospice of Michigan, the original and most comprehensive hospice program in Michigan, is making strides to reach out to Michigan residents to help make a difference for families experiencing the stress that inevitably arises at the end of life. By raising awareness of its services, Hospice of Michigan's goal is to help patients and their caregivers assess the need for hospice services and...