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Aug 23, 2019

Hospice administrators and managers are faced with the unique job of providing self care for hospice teams.  Multiple or difficult deaths, personal losses, and the daily wear and tear of a hospice workday creates a need for self care of the team. 

Jerry and Helen discuss ways that team leaders can support and sustain healthy interdisciplinary teams that continue to provide excellent care in the long term.  Providing for the self care needs of the team can influence the quality of care in a good way, reducing staff turnover and creating strong work family groups. Healthy happy teams are better equipped to serve their patients.

Experiencing a loss among the team can create trust and strength if the right support is provided.  Sometimes an outside professional counselor is the best way to provide that support. Finding rituals to acknowledge the deaths of patients can be part of meaningful self care for your team.

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