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2014-05-22 12:12:03

BMJ-British Medical Journal Application at fault, not principles, which are among best in the world, argues ethicist The decision to jettison the approach to care of the dying, known as the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP), was "too extreme," given that its principles are widely regarded as among the best examples of palliative care in the world, argues a senior ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The LCP, which was intended to transfer the principles of hospice care to hospitals,...

2014-05-21 23:11:51

As Seen on PBS HEALTHLINK with Benita Zahn: Suzanne B. O’Brien RN & Hospice Nurse is offering 3 events in June. A love donation seminar Doula: a Bridge to End of Life Care on Saturday, June 7, 2014 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 181 Western Avenue, Albany and The End Of Life Doula Training Programs Saturday, June 28th and Sunday, June 29th 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Holiday Inn Wolf Rd, Albany. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Stirred by her experience as a hospice and oncology nurse, Suzanne...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-19 23:06:25

The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare organizations, surveyed hospital CEOs to learn how they were planning to adapt their organizations to the new healthcare environment. LifeWings Partners understands the need to be fully prepared for these changes and are already developing new processes and tools which are saving hospitals millions of dollars. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The American Hospital Association (AHA), which serves 5,000 healthcare...

2014-05-16 23:01:17

Partnership Ensures Resources for U.S. Veterans as New Hospice Legislation Goes into Effect San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 United States veterans and active duty military personnel in San Diego have access to a myriad of resources as a result of a partnership between Silverado Hospice and We Honor Veterans – an innovative program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The partnership serves San Diego’s large military population by addressing needs...

2014-05-16 12:27:50

Says H.R.4605 Will Provide Care for America's Children ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ann Armstrong-Dailey, founding director of Children's Hospice International (CHI), Friday applauded the re-introduction of the Children's Program of All-Inclusive Coordinated Care (ChiPACC) Act of 2014 in the United States Congress by U.S. Reps. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina and Jim Moran of Virginia. The bill was recently co-sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, known...

2014-05-15 23:12:45

Research has shown that the words used to describe a required step in a process of care can dramatically increase the compliance you get from staff. LifeWings’ CEO, Steve Harden, offers strategies for getting compliance from your teams by focusing on the words used to describe that requirement. Collierville, TN (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Research has shown that the words used to describe a required step in a process of care can dramatically increase staff compliance. LifeWings’ CEO, Steve...

2014-05-15 23:12:20

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has approved an inpatient hospice rotation with Center for Hospice Care (CHC), South Bend, IN. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, has approved an inpatient hospice rotation with Center for Hospice Care (CHC). The Program Letter of Agreement between Mayo Clinic and CHC allows for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows to rotate for training...

2014-05-15 23:08:32

SeniorsGuideOnline.com Companion Care website provides listings of Home Care, Medical Home Health Care and Hospice providers. Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 SeniorsGuideOnline.com has launched a new version of their popular home health care website http://www.HomeCareChoice.com. “The new HomeCareChoice.com features an improved search function and featured home care agency listing information," says Katharine Ross, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seniors Guide...

2014-05-15 16:29:02

Board Determines Proposal Significantly Undervalues Company and Its Prospects ATLANTA, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ("Gentiva" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: GTIV) today confirmed that after careful consideration, its Board of Directors, with the assistance of its legal and financial advisors, has rejected an unsolicited, non-binding acquisition proposal from Kindred Healthcare, Inc. ("Kindred"). The Board concluded that the Kindred proposal significantly...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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