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Mar 15, 2019

National Certified Nurses Day is March 19, and we want to recognize all of those nurses who have gone the extra mile to become Certified Hospice & Palliative Care nurses (CHPN). Thank you from The Heart of Hospice for your outstanding professionalism.  

Nurses aren't the only ones who can receive the hospice...

Mar 8, 2019

Safety is important no matter who you are: patient, caregiver, nurse, staff member.  And no matter where you are: home, hospital, hospice, nursing facility. Safety--your safety, and ours--is a matter of great importance when someone is on hospice. 

The primary goal of hospice is comfort, so it makes sense that hospice...

Mar 1, 2019

Lizzy Miles shares how she began the first Death Cafe in America in Episode 33, and the natural progression of her work in hospice from volunteer to social worker to Pallimed editor.  

The name of Lizzy Miles will be familiar to anyone who has ever attended a Death Cafe. In the introduction that's read by...

Feb 22, 2019

The purpose of "pleasure feedings" is just what the name implies, for pleasure, or comfort. The goal of hospice is to help make the patient as comfortable as possible, and that includes helping them enjoy every aspect of life, including food.  

Pleasure feedings are often used when a person's appetite decreases, or they...

Feb 15, 2019

One of the enduring myths about hospice is that a patient’s medications are discontinued when they’re admitted to hospice. We’re talking about medication management on this episode, and exploring the reasons why this myth has endured.

One of the most important goals of care for a hospice patient is symptom...