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2014-06-05 23:16:09

Fran Smith, author of Changing the Way We Die (Viva Editions) discussed what doctors say they want for their own end-of-life care in a recent article. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a recent article for Psychology Today, Viva Editions author Fran Smith looked at a recent survey done of doctors' own preferences for end-of-life care. "Why Doctors Don’t Want Their Own Medicine When They’re Dying" explores how the majority of doctor do not actually want the aggressive treatment...

2014-06-05 23:05:42

The Pathways Summer Grief Workshops Series will provide a creative, supportive and reflective outlet for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty is offering nine grief workshops this summer in Sunnyvale and the South Bay. The Pathways Summer Grief Workshops Series will provide a creative, supportive and reflective outlet for individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one....

2014-06-05 08:28:17

Foundation for highly acclaimed "Safe Hands" anti-infection program WOLVERHAMPTON, West Midlands, U.K., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Cross Hospital, part of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, today announced a milestone of one million hand hygiene observations using TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.'s automated hand hygiene sensor as part of the 'Safe Hands' program. This compares to just 600 visual observations over the same time period. Safe Hands is a government-funded...

2014-06-05 08:26:07

Thirty-seven events were reported as Serious Events (events that cause harm) and four of the harmful events resulted in patient death HARRISBURG, Pa., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare worker fatigue is cited as a contributing factor in over 1,600 events reported through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority with 37 reported as harmful events including four patient deaths, according to an article from the June...

2014-06-04 23:11:01

Hospice Savannah and Amie's Place Foundation work together to help keep terminally ill patients and their pets together. Savannah, GA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Amie’s Place Foundation recently awarded not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc.’s Pet Peace of Mind® Program a one-year grant of $2,000 as partial support for program expenses which are not all covered by current donations. Amie’s Place is dedicated to preventing unnecessary forced separation of people from their pets...

2014-06-04 16:25:50

NORCROSS, Ga., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PruittHealth recently announced the 2014 winners of the Guiding Light Caregiver Award program at their annual Spring Conference. The Guiding Light Award allows each of the locations in the PruittHealth family of providers to nominate their outstanding C.N.A.s and Pharmacy Technicians for a special recognition of hard work and compassionate caregiving support. The nominees are reviewed and evaluated based on criteria, such as length of service,...

2014-06-04 08:33:18

CSU Institute for Palliative Care's Helen McNeal and LightBridge Hospice and Palliative Care's, Peggy Davis to be recognized for contributions SAN MARCOS, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- www.csupalliativecare.org, www.lbhcf.org Two leaders in palliative care and hospice care will be recognized for their unique contributions to their respective fields on July 11(th )by the LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation. Helen McNeal, Executive Director of California State University...

2014-06-04 08:29:41

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are 116 million people in pain. There are 4,000 pain specialists. That's 29,000 patients per pain specialist. There are simply not enough pain specialists to go around. What can frontline practitioners do to meet the challenges of this growing public health issue? Attend PAINWeekEnd in Tarrytown, convenient to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut practitioners! The 2014 PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference convenes on Saturday, June...

2014-06-03 23:17:48

Success Spells Relief for Millions of North Texas Pain Sufferers. Texas Pain Relief Group Grows to Seven DFW-Area Clinics Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 State-of-the-art pain management specialists Texas Pain Relief Group (TPRG) have recently announced the opening of two new facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Texas Pain Relief Group North Dallas is located in Suite 150 on the first floor of the Forest Park Pavilion, the $27 million premier medical complex at 12222 North...

2014-06-03 23:17:46

Doctor’s War Stories From VA Hospitals, Dr. Hal Scherz (http://is.gd/1laYw2) WSJ, May 28, 2014 details how the VA Health System is tragically broken, perhaps beyond repair. Dr. Ira Williams, patient safety expert compares how Harvard Medical School Department of Anesthesia rapidly improved patient safety over 30 years ago, and thus demonstrates what has always been missing in the Veterans System. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 “Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System...


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