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Mar 27, 2020

We’re talking about dying today - no surprise there. But what’s the best place to die? Hospice professionals will tell you that a “good death” doesn’t occur in the hospital.

If the hospice interdisciplinary team doesn’t consider where the patient would like to die, it’s not really respecting the rights of...

Mar 20, 2020

Even the most skilled and experienced practitioners can find areas where improvements can be made.  Finding someone who can provide objective observation and constructive feedback can be a great way to increase the quality of the care you provide. 

There are frequent changes to regulations and evidence-based best...

Mar 15, 2020

A Do Not Resuscitate order is one of the most confusing and misunderstood parts of end of life care.  What do you need to know about DNR orders if you’re a hospice patient, or a family member who makes decisions for a loved one?

Jerry and Helen do some “myth busting” about what CPR is really like, and how...

Mar 13, 2020

Our hospice colleague Helen Haddick has a unique blog. Helen shares incredibly transparent and sometimes heart-wrenching stories about her experiences as a hospice nurse.

Coming from a background of critical care, Helen has connected with end of life care in a deep way.  Her honesty is moving, and her dedication to...

Mar 6, 2020

We’re excited to connect you with Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest as another resource for advance care planning materials and information. 

According to the Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest website,“Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest is a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital Association...