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Latest Palliative care Stories

2014-02-03 16:25:43

NHPCO applauds focus on end-of-life care and calls for additional data collection ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today, "The AcademyHealth Listening Project: Improving the Evidence Base for Medicare Policymaking," identifies end-of-life care as an area where policy makers are seeking additional research. The survey respondents specifically noted that hospice utilization and length of stay are of particular interest. (Logo:...

2014-01-31 23:32:19

Faith F. Scott, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ, to begin work on building a future for local agencies in community health. (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Faith F. Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ (VNA), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a health industry organization that supports, promotes and advocates for nonprofit home health,...

2014-01-24 23:22:33

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association is now accepting nominations for their annual hospice and palliative care award program, Awards of Excellence. Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association is now accepting applications for their annual Awards of Excellence. WHAT ARE THE AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE? Excellence in the delivery of hospice and palliative care is the hallmark of hospice providers and professionals in Florida. We...

2014-01-23 08:31:44

Spring Conference Culminates First-Ever Research Collaboration on the Role of Spiritual Care within Patient-Centered Care NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing recognition of the role of spiritual care in providing effective patient care will take a major step forward at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network's (HCCN) first annual conference, Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda for Spiritual Care in HealthCare, March 31 through April 3, 2014, at The New York...

2014-01-21 23:28:07

Comfort Crew Offers Peace of Mind to Westchester Families White Plains, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester (HPCW), with more than 20 years of experience providing end-of-life and care services to the community, announced the recent expansion of its pediatric palliative care program now named Comfort Crew. The not-for-profit healthcare agency will be the first to provide a formalized palliative care program in Westchester County designed specifically...

2014-01-17 23:23:53

Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association (FHPCA) announces the new additions to its Board Leadership and Executive Committee. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 For over 30 years, Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association has worked toward the betterment of hospice through the commitment of our members and Board Leadership. We are pleased to announce the new additions to our Board Leadership and Executive Committee. “We feel fortunate as an association to...

2014-01-16 23:28:45

Hospice Foundation's "Road to Hope" documentary will explore the unique challenges of orphaned children after caring for their dying parents in poverty-stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. With more than 60 hours of footage shot in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan, the film will be edited by University of Notre Dame Film, Television & Theatre Professor Ted Mandell, who edited and co-directed the award-winning short documentary "Okuyamba." (PRWEB) January 16, 2014...

2014-01-08 23:02:20

All it takes is a short visit, a listening ear, brief phone call, a simple walk, or reading a book to leave a lasting impression and lift the spirits of hospice patients and their families. In particular, Pathways Hospice needs volunteers from the communities of Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Redwood City, Hayward, San Leandro and San Bruno. Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Pathways Hospice will provide training for those interested in volunteering on...

2014-01-07 23:20:20

Acquisition Adds Best-in-Class Hospice Training into Relias’ Industry Leading Senior Care Portfolio Cary, NC (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Relias Learning, the leader in online learning content and learning management systems for the senior care industry, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Hospice Education Network (HEN) from the principals of Weatherbee Resources. The acquisition adds over 160 hospice and palliative care courses to Relias Learning’s offerings and...

2014-01-07 23:19:51

Weatherbee to Provide Education through Boot Camp, Consultations and in Collaboration with Relias Hyannis, MA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Relias Learning recently acquired the Hospice Education Network (HEN), a leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. The combined offerings of Relias Learning including Silverchair Learning, Care2Learn and now HEN, solidify its position as the leader in online training for senior care, hospice and...