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Jul 26, 2019

What’s the best thing to say to someone who’s grieving?  It’s hard to know what to say that won’t make the hurt worse. A good rule of thumb is to remember the conversation needs to be about them, not about ourselves.

In this week’s Heartbeat from The Heart of Hospice, Jerry and Helen talk about the pitfalls...

Jul 19, 2019

Hospice professionals are always looking for better ways to standardize documentation.  It’s vital that each discipline have reliable resources to support and improve their documentation.

The Spiritual Care Association, an affiliate of the Healthcare Chaplaincy Network, has created a chaplaincy taxonomy that’s...

Jul 15, 2019

Music has a special place in the hearts of patients with a terminal illness.  The musicians at Swan Songs create unforgettable memories for those patients and their families by offering private concerts featuring the patients’ favorite music genres. 

Founder Christine Albert shares the journey that brought her to...

Jul 12, 2019

Music has special meaning in times when we’re struggling or grieving. In the Austin, Texas area an organization called Swan Songs provides music for people who are living with a life-limiting illness. 

The professional musicians who work with Swan Songs gather with the patient and family to play a concert of the...

Jul 5, 2019

When someone you love dies, it can be hard to make decisions. Funeral, organ donation, cremation with a memorial service?  It’s a very personal choice and can be confusing. In today’s Heartbeat we’re discussing the option of whole body donation.

Willing a body to a medical school or body donation service can be a...