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HAP Foundation, NORC: Structural Racism Impedes Access to Hospice, Palliative Care

Hospice News

Black Americans are frequently denied access to hospice and palliative care due to structural racism, and many of those communities lack sufficient information to make end-of-life care decisions, new research has found. The HAP Foundation and NORC at the University of Chicago recently published the results of a joint research project designed to gain better understanding of the knowledge, attitudes and experiences of Black Americans around serious illness care in Chicago.

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Ambivalence in Decision-Making: A Podcast with Joshua Briscoe, Bryanna Moore, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby & Olubukunola Dwyer


Summary Transcript Summary Ambivalence is a tough concept when it comes to decision-making. On the one hand, when people have ambivalence but haven’t explored why they are ambivalent, they are prone to bad, value-incongruent decisions. On the other hand, acknowledging and exploring ambivalence may lead to better, more ethical, and less biased decisions.


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Angela Hospice’s New Inpatient Facility; Hosparus Opens PACE Center

Hospice News

Angela Hospice’s New Senior Living Inpatient Facility Michigan-based Angela Hospice recently unveiled plans to open a new inpatient center at a senior living facility. Set to open this summer, the hospice facility will feature 15 patient beds at Lourdes Senior Community in Waterford, Michigan. Expanding hospice care in the senior community will allow for improved support and care collaboration, according to Angela Hospice President and CEO Marti Coplai.

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My Journey to Making an ACP Day Event

Life & Death Matters

About Me My Idea An idea has been percolating in my head for a year or so now – to host an Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day, where I invite my family, friends, and local community to work on creating their own Advance Care Plan. “Why?” I hear you ask. “You’re so young!” That is […] The post My Journey to Making an ACP Day Event appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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Lessons from nurses, reflections from the past

Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder

How fascinating was the solar eclipse this week? I am still in awe of the posts, shares and stories I hear about how the skilled nursing facilities embraced the day and found ways to allow those residing in their communities to experience this event. Regardless of age, physical ability or cognitive status, we all came together to provide a positive united event for our patients.

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Launching a £1 million partnership with Peninsula Group: Supporting children’s hospices across the UK

Together for Short Lives

We are pleased to announce today the launch of a £1million charity partnership with Peninsula Group, to help support families like Lorna’s across the UK. “What our children’s hospice gave us as a family is memories that will last a lifetime, without them we would have been in a horrifically dark place”. Lorna and her […] The post Launching a £1 million partnership with Peninsula Group: Supporting children’s hospices across the UK appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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You’ve Been Sued for Malpractice: What You Need to Know

Caregiver Support Services

Unfortunately, part of the job as a caregiver or general healthcare provider is dealing with malpractice claims. Many providers will eventually experience this, and while it can be frightening, it’s not the end of the world or your career. If you’ve been sued for malpractice , we’ll explain what you need to do and what you need to know. The Basics of the Complaint If you receive the legal complaint in person or via a mailed letter, you should read it carefully and thoroughly to understand it.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Once an advanced airway is in, the compression and ventilation cycles are no longer delivered 30:2. Now, the compressor will continue to deliver compressions continuously at a rate higher than 100 compressions/min, without pausing.

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Unlocking Insights: Exploring Open Access Articles in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

AAHPM (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative)

In the realm of medical research for hospice and palliative care, access to high-quality content is paramount. Open access publishing has increasingly gained prominence, offering unrestricted access to scholarly articles. Today, we delve into the realm of pain and symptom management. Plus, we will explore the benefits that come with becoming an AAHPM member and subscribing to this influential journal.

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