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Anticipatory Grief: Break on Through to the Other Side

I received news about a friend recently — his seizures have now collided into a diagnosis of glioblastoma. A strong and steady man, trustworthy through and through, reliable, and ever-so-devoted is suddenly facing a life-limiting illness. His life has forever changed;...

source: By Lisa Cole
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As the COVID-19 spread continues with climbing death rates and confirmed cases, providers across the healthcare continuum are navigating the impact on patients and staff. With older adults and those with serious medical conditions at greatest risk, palliative care stands...

source: Hospice News

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City recently launched a hotline to coach health workers facing tough conversations with patients infected with the new coronavirus and their family members. The questions poured in: How do I tell someone that mechanical ventilation may...

source: The Wall Street Journal

When something is personal, it can be hard to see the bigger picture beyond the immediate personal or intimate challenges. It's never easy to place a deeply personal issue within a broader context of macrotrends or demographic and generational shifts around us. Aging —...

source: HomeCare

Terminal delirium is a common occurrence in patients at the end of life, and its presence is widely accepted as a poor prognostic indicator. The hyperactive subtype is characterized by psychomotor agitation that is distressing to patients, caregivers, and providers. The...

source: Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing

While patients with early-stage cervical cancer may be able to experience cure of their disease and live long lives with no recurrence, patients with advanced-stage disease only have a 17% five-year survival rate. However,...

source: Targeted Oncology

SWHPN is pleased to announce the release of the first edition of the Core Curriculum for Palliative and Hospice Social Work, edited by Jennifer J. Halpern, designed to support the preparation of social workers for the APHSW Certification...

source: SWHPN

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