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The State of the Hospice Nursing Workforce 

Hospice News

Honing clinical scheduling and onboarding models is key to sustaining the hospice nurse workforce as demand for these clinicians rises and wages lag compared to those in other settings. Building sustainable models Effective and empathetic communication is among the key skills for hospice nurses to possess, White indicated.

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Beyond the Bedside: A Hospice Nurse Works to Change the Conversation on Death 

Hospice News

Misconceptions about and limited awareness of hospice is among the industry’s largest headwinds, a problem that one hospice nurse in California is working to solve. Julie McFadden entered the nursing profession 16 years ago, starting her career in intensive care units. You’re still working as a hospice nurse.

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“What a privilege”: Reflections of a hospice nurse

HopeHealth

In honor of Nurses Week, we spotlight our hospice nurse based in a Boston hospital. “So The post “What a privilege”: Reflections of a hospice nurse appeared first on HopeHealth. So much love, so much meaning can happen in these end-of-life spaces,” she says.

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Burnout Brings Hospice Nurses to an ‘Urgent Crossroad’

Hospice News

“The pandemic has stressed nurses to leave the workforce and has expedited an intent to leave in the near future, which will become a greater crisis and threaten patient populations if solutions are not enacted immediately.” Around 62% of the surveyed hospice nurses indicated that their workloads had increased during the pandemic.

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PeaceHealth Hospice Nurses Move Forward with Strike

Hospice News

Hospice and home health nurses at PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Home Care Services have announced an impending strike following failed attempts to reach wage agreements in negotiations with the organization. Home care and hospice nurses at PeaceHealth have given notice that the strike will launch on Feb. 1 and end on Feb.

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A Day in the Life: Hospice Nurse  

Daily Nurse

Supporting someone with a life-limiting diagnosis or talking about death can be difficult for many people, but not for a hospice nurse. Maryette Williamson, RN, BSN, knows firsthand from working as a BAYADA Hospice Nurse in Fayetteville, North Carolina. How did you get interested in working as a home hospice nurse?

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In the halls of Hulitar: An inpatient hospice nurse opens up

HopeHealth

An inpatient hospice nurse opens up about his experiences at Hulitar Hospice Center, and what it means for patients and their families spending their final moments together. The post In the halls of Hulitar: An inpatient hospice nurse opens up appeared first on HopeHealth.