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Obstacles and Opportunities for Palliative Care in the ICU

Hospice News

A growing body of research touts the benefits of palliative care for patients, families, and even providers. However, when evaluated through randomized clinical trials, the results tend to lean toward mediocre. Palliative Care News spoke with experts in the field to unpack the reasons behind those results and identify the obstacles that are getting in the way of a more effective approach.

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Tell me how I can help: Meet a hospice social worker

HopeHealth

“What would you like us to know about you, so we can care for you the way you want to be cared for?” Hospice social worker Laura McGuire usually asks patients this first. It’s just the beginning. The post Tell me how I can help: Meet a hospice social worker appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Frontpoint Health Acquires High Plains Senior Care Group

Hospice News

In case you missed it, Hospice News has launched a new specialty publication for palliative care professionals. You can subscribe to Palliative Care News here: Subscribe today! Frontpoint Health has completed its acquisition of the Texas-based home health and hospice company High Plains Senior Care Group (HPSC). Financial terms were undisclosed. Frontpoint, a portfolio company of Cimarron Healthcare Capital and Tacoma Holdings, is an emerging provider of home health, hospice, palliative and per

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Our reaction to the Parliamentary report on assisted dying

Together for Short Lives

Yesterday (Thursday 29 February) the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee published its inquiry report on assisted dying and assisted suicide This is an extremely complex issue with many ethical and moral questions at its heart, not to mention the understandably strong emotions it evokes across all parts of society. As the […] The post Our reaction to the Parliamentary report on assisted dying appeared first on Together for Short Lives.

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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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CareAcademy Launches Hospice Curriculum

Hospice News

The online clinical training platform CareAcademy has developed a hospice care curriculum. The new curriculum is designed to offer “foundational orientation training” for hospice aides, nurses, volunteers, social workers, chaplains and other spiritual care providers, as well as physicians. It covers the essentials of delivering end-of-life care in the home and compliance with regulatory requirements.

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National Social Work Month

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

National Social Work Month Some patients can head home after an office visit or hospitalization, pick up their prescriptions, and manage follow-up appointments and care. Others may need a lot more help. When they do, medical social workers can provide valuable insight and access to resources. Whether patients need home health services or end-of-life care, The post National Social Work Month appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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National Social Work Month

AT Home Care & Hospice

National Social Work Month Some patients can head home after an office visit or hospitalization, pick up their prescriptions, and manage follow-up appointments and care. Others may need a lot more help. When they do, medical social workers can provide valuable insight and access to resources. Whether patients need home health services or end-of-life care, The post National Social Work Month appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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BrightSpring Poised for Deals, Expansion Following IPO

Hospice News

BrightSpring Health Services (NASDAQ: BTSG) is poised for further expansion following its successful initial public offering (IPO) that was completed in January. BrightSpring is a home- and community-based health care services platform that serves more than 400,000 patients daily. The company indicated its intent to go public in a Jan. 3 filing with the U.S.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals Therapeutic thoracentesis is performed to relieve the dyspnea associated with a large pleural effusion and typically involves removal of 1.5 L of fluid. There are no absolute contraindications to thoracentesis.

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