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Nursing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout vs. Moral Injury

Nurse.com

Nurses experience unexpected challenges daily — challenges that would quickly overwhelm most people. Yet despite the mental and physical toll these challenges take, nurses are expected to persevere. Knowing the difference between compassion fatigue, burnout, and moral injury is key to understanding how to address each issue. As demand on healthcare workers increases, so does the psychological stress on nurses.

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Telling the ‘Story of Hospice’ in 2023: Perspectives from 8 Industry Leaders

Hospice News

If you were to write a book about hospice in 2023, what would you call it? To help answer that question, Hospice News asked the CEOs of eight providers how they would title a book about the state of the field today. The consistent themes could be summed up as change, challenges and mission. Leaders in the field see tectonic shifts altering the landscape, from new payment models and regulation, to emerging technologies and recruitment and retention strategies, among others.

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Caregiver Self-Care

Sustainable Caregiving

“Self-care is doing the things that make you feel more like yourself.” Robyn Conely Downs You can prioritize your well-being while you care for your family member when you reimagine and micro-dose self-care throughout the day. Your activities before caregiving, going to the gym, reading for pleasure, sleeping, or spending time with friends, were just … Caregiver Self-Care Read More » The post Caregiver Self-Care appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™.

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“Saying yes to pediatric hospice changed our lives”: Rogan’s story

HopeHealth

To his family and care teams, 1-year-old Rogan was known as Superman. By sharing his experience with pediatric hospice, his parents hope he can help other kids with serious illness. The post “Saying yes to pediatric hospice changed our lives”: Rogan’s story appeared first on HopeHealth.

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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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4 steps to prep home care agencies for digital transformation [Free Checklist]

AlayaCare

Home care agencies are rapidly understanding the importance of digital transformation to stay competitive and provide better care for their patients. Digital transformation can help home care businesses simplify operations, improve patient outcomes, and increase efficiency. However, it is not always easy to know where to start when it comes to equipping a home care business with the necessary technology for digital transformation.

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Lawyers: Hospices Must Ensure Stark Law Compliance for Upstream Care

Hospice News

Regulators are keeping a closer watch for possible kickback schemes among hospices. Along with False Claims Act cases, anti-kickback violations are among the most commonly occuring forms of hospice fraud and abuse. Hospices need to have a careful eye on compliance when it comes to structuring referral arrangements to ensure they in compliance with the law, according to Meg Pekarske, hospice attorney and partner at Husch Blackwell.

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Celebrating Black Nursing Leaders: Meet Shameika Smith

Minority Nurse

Shameika Smith, RN, BSN, CRRN, is a registered nurse in the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at Shepherd Center. This rehabilitation hospital provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions like spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain.

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Volunteer Spotlight

High Peaks Hospice

Meet Sally Stern! Sally joined us as a volunteer on May, 2nd 2022. Sally is a retired Nurse and Anesthetist! She grew up in the Albany area and now resides in the beautiful Upstate NY Town of Bolton Landing. She has 2 adult children Bryan and Gretchen who she is very proud of. Aside from volunteering for HPH, she has also volunteered at Double H Ranch.

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Two CEOs Retire, Three Hospice Leadership Teams Grow

Hospice News

By the Bay Health CEO Steps Down After nearly a decade in the role, California-based By the Bay Health CEO Kitty Whitaker recently announced plans to retire this spring. Whitaker has been at the helm of the nonprofit since 2014, serving as COO prior to that. She became a hospice nurse for By the Bay Health in 1996, then named Hospice of Marin, taking on various roles in clinical leadership throughout her more than 27-year tenure.

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Stephanee Beggs Talks About Going From Side Gig to CEO

Daily Nurse

Imagine coming up with an idea to help yourself, and then you thought it might help other people too, well, something like what happened to Stephanee Beggs, BSN, RN. But she was doing training videos to help herself be able to study for the NCLEX exam during COVID-19.

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Celebrating Black Nursing Leaders: Meet Dean Amar

Minority Nurse

Dean Angela Amar, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is a professor, active researcher, and administrator for the UNLV School of Nursing. This nursing leader is a national expert on mental health nursing, sexual and dating violence, diversity in nursing leadership, and forensic nursing. Her research on dating violence, sexual assault, and mental health responses to traumatic experiences has earned funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and th

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We Honor Veterans Partner

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

Abode Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Abode Hospice has become a national partner of The post We Honor Veterans Partner appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Dementia Patients Less Likely Than Others to Receive Hospice Care

Hospice News

Patients with dementia are less likely to receive hospice in their last month of life than those who have other diagnoses, 12.5% compared to 17.3%, a recent study has found. The six-month terminal prognosis requirement is at the crux of the issue. The Medicare Hospice Benefit initially was designed around the needs of cancer patients, but now the number of patients with other diagnoses is growing — some with less predictable disease patterns.

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AANP President April Kapu Says the Nurse Practitioner Role is More Than a Job. It’s a Calling 

Daily Nurse

U.S. News and World Report ranked the NP role first on its 2022 Best Health Care Jobs list, so we chatted with April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, and the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), about where she sees the role of nurse practitioners going in 2023.

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Nominate a Top Nurse for a 2023 BCEN Distinguished Award 

Minority Nurse

Nominate a nurse for a 2023 BCEN Distinguished Award, which honors top board-certified RNs for their commitment to excellence in five emergency nursing specialties: adult/mixed emergency pediatric emergency flight critical care ground transport trauma The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing sponsors the annual Distinguished Awards for Emergency Nursing (BCEN).

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Why You Should Work as a CNA While in Nursing School

Diversity Nursing

The Nursing profession would be nothing without the contribution of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Certified Nursing Assistants play a vital role in healthcare by working directly under registered and licensed practical Nurses. CNAs assist patients with daily tasks like washing, dressing, and eating. The skills you learn as a CNA can be used throughout your Nursing career and will provide you with a solid foundation for building your knowledge.

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Hospices Expect Forward Momentum on Labor in 2023

Hospice News

Seeds of optimism are taking root among hospice providers that industry-wide labor pressures may improve this year. Though staffing remains the greatest challenge in 2023, conditions are improving, reported more than half (54%) of hospice and palliative care professionals in this year’s Hospice News Industry Outlook Survey , prepared in collaboration with Homecare Homebase.

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Nursing Techniques: How to Grow Your Staff

Daily Nurse

The critical shortage of nurses is raising the stakes to meet the healthcare industry’s hiring challenges, so it’s essential to grow your nursing staff by developing targeted marketing campaigns that speak directly to the concerns of potential employees.

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Depression Be Gone

Today's Caregiver

Whether through full-time homecare, regular doctor visits, or long distance care, caregiving has become an all-encompassing part of all our lives.

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Tips For Becoming A More Confident Nurse

Diversity Nursing

Performance anxiety and low confidence can be common among new Nurses as the field can feel intimidating. For your new journey, here are helpful tips to boost your confidence and help you to become the strong and resilient Nurse we know you can be. Find a Mentor Mentors can be beneficial as they offer advice, guidance and support. They ease the transition to practice for new graduate Nurses, re-entry Nurses, and Nurses new to a specialty area.

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Hospice CEOs: Action Needed on Staffing, Value-Based Care, Oversight

Hospice News

Hospice leaders would like to see some changes in the space this year, particularly around staffing, payer relationships and regulation. Hospice executives in December 2022 shared their predictions for what would happen in the space during 2023. To follow up, a range of CEOs discussed with Hospice News what they would like to see happen this year and where they see a need for change.

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Gifts Nurses Want for Valentine’s Day

Daily Nurse

Gifts are one of the love languages for a reason- they bring us joy, even when we give someone else a gift, so if that someone in your life is a nurse, then think about surprising them with a gift this Valentine’s Day. If you don’t know what to get them, that’s okay.

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Metacognition: Thinking About Your Thinking About Your Nursing Career

Nurse Keith's Digital Doorway

In the world of nursing and non-nursing education, metacognition is a common pedagogical concept for nurse educators to consider when working with students on the path to becoming licensed healthcare professionals. Metacognition is at its most basic the act of thinking about your thinking. Aside from its commonplace setting of education, metacognition can be also considered in terms of how we approach our nursing careers and professional lives.

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Survey Fundamentals

Home Care Pulse

HCP WORKSHOP Survey Fundamentals With this self-guided courses, you will get an introduction on how to navigate your HCP Experience Management dashboard. Learn how to utilize HCP reports to analyze data and identify trends in your client satisfaction feedback.

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LeadingAge Ohio Campaign Aims to Grow Aging Services Workforce

Hospice News

LeadingAge Ohio recently launched a public awareness campaign designed to break down misperceptions around aging health care and improve access to careers in these services. Dubbed Gateways to Care , the campaign is designed to “change the narrative around aging services,” as well as generate career pathways in various senior health sectors, the nonprofit membership organization recently indicated in a statement.

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Iowa RN Natalie Aunan Cares for a Patient’s Body and Loves Their Souls

Daily Nurse

Natalie Aunan, BSN, RN, works in the Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (SNICU) at UI Health Care and treats her patients like family members. A patient’s daughter says Aunan cares for her patients’ broken bodies, but she loves their souls.

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Heart Disease Facts

Adobe Hospice & Home Health

February is American Heart Month! Fact #1: Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans every year. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans. Thankfully, heart disease is often preventable and can be treated by making healthier lifestyle choices. Fact #2: Chest discomfort or a heart attack is the first sign The post Heart Disease Facts appeared first on Abode Hospice & Home Health.

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Nursing Scholarships Aren’t as Elusive as You May Think

Nurse.com

Nursing education costs increase year after year, and aspiring nurses and those seeking advanced degrees must find ways to finance their schooling. Through scholarships, nursing students can reduce out-of-pocket expenses for their education. But where can you find them? Nurses know all too well that attending nursing school can be pricey. The cost of tuition and other expenses continue to increase and are affected by factors like physical location, type of school, and type of degree.

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CMS Sets Timelines for Modifying, Phasing Out COVID Waivers

Hospice News

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has offered further guidance on what rules will change when the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends on May 11. Generally, the temporary flexibilities and waivers will expire with the federal declaration. Still, some will continue in a modified form or end within different time frames to give providers a chance to catch up.

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Staying Present as a Caregiver: How to Avoid Caregiver Boredom

Responsive Home Care

No caregiver is proud of it, but it’s also difficult for any caregiver to avoid. Becoming tired of your role as family caregiver is a common reaction to spending so much time together, performing the exact same tasks, engaging in exactly the same activities, and running out of intriguing conversation topics. Your struggle in staying […] The post Staying Present as a Caregiver: How to Avoid Caregiver Boredom appeared first on Responsive Home Care.

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How to Combat Family Caregiver Boredom

Home Sweet Home In-Home Care

Family caregiver boredom is a real challenge, but these tips can help ease boredom and give caregivers a break when needed. It is hard to admit but even harder to avoid. Family caregiver boredom is a common response to spending a great deal of time together, performing the exact same tasks, engaging in exactly the same activities, and running out of interesting conversation topics.

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Palace of Care – Come Fly With Me

Palliverse

Photo by Max Bender on Unsplash Monday You are still the pilot Captain. I will listen to what you want and don’t want. I’m your navigation system. I’m here to guide you on your journey. I’ll point out any areas of turbulence up ahead. I’m here to identify any dangers in your way. I’ve guided many people. I want to make your journey as smooth as possible.

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Alivia Care’s Growth, Innovation Chief: More Referral Sources Building Own Hospice Programs

Hospice News

After more than two decades in the hospital space, David Meyer has stepped into the ring of post-acute as chief growth and innovation officer for Alivia Care. Alivia Care came into existence in 2020 when Community Hospice & Palliative Care, now an affiliate, formed a larger company with a wider range of services. The Florida-based nonprofit has since expanded into Georgia and established itself in the home health and PACE arenas.

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Heart Disease Facts

AT Home Care & Hospice

February is American Heart Month! Fact #1: Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans every year. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for Americans. Thankfully, heart disease is often preventable and can be treated by making healthier lifestyle choices. Fact #2: Chest discomfort or a heart attack is the first sign The post Heart Disease Facts appeared first on AT Home Care & Hospice.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals If remodeling occurs at the joint margins, an osteophyte (bone spur) may develop. The adjacent cortical bone becomes fortified with new bone, resulting in an irregular narrowing of the joint space. Sclerosing and cyst formation may ensue.

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Palace of Care – En Garde!

Palliverse

Photo by Elliot Wilkinson on Unsplash I hadn’t seen the pirate for two days. What would he be like now? Would he be more unwell? Would he still be able to talk to me? Would we get another chance to share a few laughs? I knocked on the door and loudly said, “Good morning.” I peered around the corner and he did look different. Covering his left eye was a piece of gauze and covering the gauze was a black pirate-style eyepatch which his family had brought him.

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