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New Ways To Support Your Hospice Caregivers

The generous and caring determination of a hospice caregiver is truly an honor to behold. As an organizational administrator, your goal is no doubt to help these excellent professionals provide the most help to their patients as they can — and you want to offer them...

source: By Lisa Mulcahy
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The Palliative Care Social Work Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. The goal of the Fellowship is to develop specialty trained palliative care social workers who will contribute...

source: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Using a virtual reality headset and the story of a veteran with lung cancer, a Los Angeles-based company is showing caregivers what it's like to die in hospice care. The goal of the simulation, created by Embodied Labs, is to bring new dimensions to employee training.

source: Home Health Care News

We are pleased to invite researchers to submit a paper to Qualitative Social Work for a special issue on how the concepts of place and space advance social work theory, research and practice. Place and space have long been used in social and cultural geography but in more...

source: Qualitative Social Work

The purpose of this review was to define compassion fatigue in the context of palliative care nursing. Compassion fatigue was first introduced as a description for nursing burnout; however, it was not fully described. An initial concept analysis within nursing placed it...

source: Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing

Research indicates that informal caregiving can have intense physical and mental impact on the individual. Relative to caregivers of adults, pediatric palliative caregivers appear less in literature despite...

source: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

This study evaluated a practice improvement initiative conducted over a six  month period in 15 Canadian nursing homes. Goals of the initiative included: (1) use the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model to improve advance care...

source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care

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