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Can Nurses Lead the Effort to Overcome Palliative Care Consultation Barriers

An article published by Forbes last month calls on nurses to lead the effort to overcome barriers in talking to patients about palliative care. 

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Advocates for Improving Hospice Quality Want to Put Hospice Values at the Forefront

The Advocates for Improving Hospice Quality (AIHQ) are making a push to get back to hospice values after several negative articles in 2014. The group will be releasing a series of briefs with its observations and suggestions on improving hospice care.

 

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How do you feed a dying person?

Hospice clinicians often encounter patients whose wishes for their final days include fried food or ice cream. While this may not be advisable in preventative care, in hospice, it can help make someone's final days memorable. A nurse describes her experience with her grandmother and how it prepared her for hospice care. 

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Video Conferencing Gives Personal Touch to Shared Decision Making

A study sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Cancer Institute is calling for more research on shared decision making in hospice care. The team that conducted the study believes this research could help hospice teams be more effective and engaged when helping families through these tough decisions. 

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Thank you to NHPCO for a great CTC Conference

Thank you to NHPCO for a great Clinical Teams Conference. 

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